Sr. Research Associate 1

University of Miami Health System
Westchester, FL
Closing date
Jun 28, 2022

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The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has an exciting opportunity for a Full-Time Senior Research Associate 1 to work on the UHealth Campus. The Senior Research Associate I position is part of the Behavioral and Community Based Research Shared Resource (BCSR). BCSR offers expertise and services to investigators engaged in cancer prevention, behavioral, epidemiologic, and cancer survivorship research. The Senior Research Associate I will provide research services on community and population-based studies and programs that aim to reduce cancer related health disparities in South Florida. The incumbent will implement day-to-day tasks related to research protocols and office support to facilitate the efficient operations of BCSR.

  • Provide technical assistance and services to Cancer Center investigators on funded research projects, e.g., recruitment and retention strategies, developing and testing recruitment materials, and questionnaires, assisting in research training activities, monitoring data collection and managing databases.
  • Help establish and maintain a network of community partners with whom Cancer Center investigators can collaborate in conducting research, and facilitate collaborative relationships between investigators and community partners.
  • Provide supervision and training on research activities to other BCSR staff, BCSR users' team members, graduate students, and volunteers.
  • Recruits, consents, and enrolls research participants. Maintains consent forms and all other study documentations and correspondences.
  • Establishes/maintains contact with patient/participants, health care providers, community agencies and study sponsors.
  • Maintain reporting needs as established by the IRB, HIPAA, HSRO, DSMC, and funding/sponsored agencies as needed including continuing reports, amendments, reportable events, and deviations.
  • Perform electronic medical chart reviews upon participation enrollment and completion using EPIC/CERNER and update VELOS with participants status. Prepares monthly enrollment reports.
  • Perform screening interviews, conduct and/or coordinate focus groups and behavioral interventions, and administer survey instruments related to specific research projects.
  • Enters data appropriately, ensures data integrity and consistency in computer database and written records.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.


  • Master's Degree in relevant field required
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of research experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of research methodology, cancer epidemiology, social determinants of health, health promotion and disease prevention strategies, mental health and group therapy, concepts of cultural competency, and basic statistics preferred.
  • 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.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent English skills, both oral and written required.
  • Excellent Spanish or Creole skills, both oral and written preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with Qualitative Research and Qualitative Analysis preferred

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