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The Research Assistant contributes with research investigators by providing research and experimentation support while following established protocols. Further, the Research Assistant performs a clerical role to ensure the smooth operations of office facilities.
Department Specific Functions
General Description (Purpose and Function):
Under general direction, assists the Research Coordinator or other research investigators by performing research and experimentation support following established protocols.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Sets-up and conducts research participant study visits.
Trains research participants in study exercises as per protocol.
Performs various clerical duties including data entry, contacting potential/current research participants, assisting participants with questionnaires, preparing correspondence, and completing applications and forms.
Assists with research participant recruitment for primary study and sub-studies.
Prepares and maintains research charts and project documents.
Orders laboratory and clerical supplies as needed.
Assists in screening process.
Attends study meetings and maintains meeting attendee list.
Reviews study documentation.
Attends and participates in meetings, conferences, and training groups as requested.
Records research procedures and results. Maintains records, codes data for input for electronic data processing inputs and retrieves data electronically.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Department Specific Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Background in exercise physiology preferred.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Knowledge of basic medical terminology.
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
Ability to maintain records and inventories.
Education Requirements (Essential Requirements):
High School Education. Bachelors degree preferred.
Work Experience Requirements (Essential Requirements):
One year of relevant work experience. Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
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