Sr. Research Associate 2 (Alzheimer's Disease Research in Communities)

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-08
Req: R100041957
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The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

About This Position

The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting career opportunity for a Sr. Research Associate 2. The Sr. Research Associate 2 ensures that the operations of the assigned laboratory are efficient and in compliance with applicable guidelines and regulations. Moreover, the Sr. Research Associate 2 engages in complex and specialized research activities in furtherance of the University’s research goals and objectives.

The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:

Community Outreach Educational Responsibilities in the Haitian and African American Community of South Florida

  • Develop a culturally sensitive community-based educational and outreach program for the African American and Haitian population of South Florida focused on genomics and health care

  • Educate South Florida residents regarding the risks and impact of late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and the importance of research participation to develop population specific therapies and preventions

  • Works with community leaders and networks to develop protocols that are community-based for education and participation in genomic studies.

  • Makes decisions regarding

  • Designs surveys and focus groups to assess community needs and interests in research participation.

  • Collects, analyzes and participates in the publication of research findings

  • Presents data and results at national and international meetings.

  • Works directly with study PI’s to chart progress and success of engagement practices

  • Maintains an overview of all relevant research findings and results of the education and outreach program

  • Manages budget for all outreach activities working with the PIs and the HIHG Director of Research Support

  • Is bilingual in English and Creole.

Clinical Ascertainment Responsibilities:

The HIHG is seeking an individual to provide clinical coordinator and ascertainment management of large studies in Alzheimer’s Disease in individuals of African Ancestry in South Florida. The Sr. Research Coordinator will be expected to fulfill the following roles and functions:

  • Contacting and visiting individuals of African Ancestry in South Florida and across the US.

  • Updating clinical data via neuropsychological clinical evaluation questionnaires

  • Obtaining blood samples for DNA.

  • Drawing family pedigrees based on clinical and familial information

  • Supervising and training the Caseworker as well as additional HIHG personnel that are hired

  • Summarizes and analyzes all clinical data for reports, abstracts and papers

  • Participates in publication on population specific findings in AD in individuals of African Ancestry

  • Reporting to the study PI and HIHG Director of Research Support

In addition, the following general duties are required:

  • Participates in all project related meetings and conferences

  • Develops PR literature and social media material to promote ongoing HIHG activities in AD research

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Degree in a basic science or health administration discipline with at least one year of relevant experience. Skill in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data. Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems. Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions. Bilingual skills in English and Creole.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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Posted: 10/9/2020
Application Due: 1/7/2021
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