Research Associate 1
University of Miami

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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.

The ALS Center at the University of Miami has an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate 1 (RA1) to join a team of about 20 talented clinical research professionals focused on the study of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Ongoing studies include a mix of investigator-initiated studies, industry sponsored studies, and multi-center studies coordinated by members of the ALS Center. The RA1 will join a highly collaborative and synergistic team with opportunity for professional growth. Some prior human subjects research experience is desired, but not essential. This position offers a unique opportunity to be immersed in a stimulating clinical research environment, with potential for significant professional growth. Strong communication skills are essential. The ideal candidate should be able to commit a minimum of two years to working in the research group. Please visit our website for more information about the University of Miami's ALS Center (

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performs specialized and complex procedures related to a wide range of research studies /substudies.
    * Participates in the publication of significant research results.
    * Advances expertise through education, training, and research.
    * Participates in training sessions and workshops.
    * Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
    * Ensures study participants are provided in-person handoff of investigational product.
    * Assists the senior clinical research coordinator with managing electronic case report forms, database input, and IRB compliance
    * Assist PI and CRC submit required documentation to the UM IRB, to ensure successful approval of research protocols
    * Assist PI and CRC administer informed consent forms for patients on drug and devices studies.
    * Collect data from outside institutions, and assist PI and CRC complete data into case report forms.
    * Assist in keeping accurate records of study medications, study devices, and research data in general.
    * Perform other duties as assigned by PI.

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.


  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field required

  • No prior experience required

  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.

  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.

  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.

  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.

  • Commitment to the University's core values.

  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.

  • 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.

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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