Research Support Specialist
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 Schiff Center for Liver Disease at the University of Miami has an exciting opportunity for a Full-Time Research Support Specialist to be responsible for the recruitment of study patients, including informed consents, sample collection, sample processing, shipping study specimens, creating and maintaining study logs, filing, assists with the preparing for monitor visits and FDA audits. Performs phlebotomy duties.

  • Prescreens and evaluates candidates for study participation.

  • Recruits and gathers medical records, prepares for new incoming studies by verifying the inclusion and exclusion criteria.

  • Enrolls participants into the study by obtaining informed consent, conducts interviews and questionnaire completion with research participants according to detailed procedures and guidelines.

  • Completes required forms during the initial evaluation: demographic form, intake form, database consent form, releases of information, etc. and reviews the criteria for the studies.

  • Updates and maintain patient database. Assists with the implementation of overall recruiting strategy for clinical studies/trials.

  • Visits appropriate referral sources (i.e. hospitals, clinics, etc.) to market clinical studies/trials and conducts face-to-face screenings and assessments to determine eligibility.

  • Answers shared phone-line, call patient concerning appointment or result, responds to email communication promptly.

  • Reports to Director of Research Laboratory/Center Administrator and frequently communicate with Study Coordinator(s) with update on recruitment status.

  • Performs phlebotomy.

  • Coordinates and process for specimen shipment.

  • Responsible for the timely and accurate completion of required documents.

  • Maintaining all required research certifications

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

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience

  • Phlebotomist Certification preferred

  • Good interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently and collaboratively with others.

  • Excellent skills in English (both verbal and written) are required. Bilingual (English and Spanish or Haitian Creole)

  • Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks, plan proactively, and accomplish goals using defined instructions and procedures.

  • Knowledge and skill with word processing, spreadsheets, database completion, and e-mail computer software applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.

  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings

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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