Sr. Research Associate 2 (Alzheimer's Disease Research in Communities)
Job location: Miami, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-08
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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
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.
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