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University of Miami Sr. Research Associate 1 in Miami, Florida

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The Miami Project has an exciting opportunity for a Full Time Sr. Research Associate to work at UHealth. The Senior Research Associate 1, SOM provides laboratory-based support for the University’s research activities by tackling the more specialized and complex projects and experiments. Additionally, the incumbent leverages his/her expertise in training and mentoring department staff, students, and less experienced research associates.

  • Collects, analyzes, and presents research data.

  • Monitors and maintains relevant research databases to ensure accurate data entries.

  • Understands and interprets research protocols and procedures.

  • Participates in the publication of significant results to include authorship of scientific monographs.

  • Advances expertise through continued education, training, and research.

  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant developments in the field.

  • Ensures all research is undertaken according to good research practice.

  • Warrants that department activities comply with applicable guidelines and regulations.

  • Safely transfer and weigh persons with SCI on a calibrated scale.

  • Design exercise conditioning programs for persons with SCI.

  • Assist persons with SCI in circuit resistance, resistance, and endurance conditioning exercise.

  • Enter source data into REDcap, eVelos, and Excel spreadsheets.

  • Secure data in hard copy and virtual databases.

  • Design and lead virtual exercise sessions and lifestyle programming for persons with SCI.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in relevant field required

  • Academic or professional experience in metabolic measurement using open-circuit spirometry.

  • Academic or professional experience in measurement of pulmonary flow-volume loops.

  • Academic or professional experience in core principles of exercise prescription.

  • Leadership in design and leading live and virtual exercise sessions and lifestyle programming.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Understand cardiopulmonary and musculoskeletal responses to conditioning exercise.

  • Nutritional analysis methods using data logs and dietary databases.

  • Skill in collecting, organizing, and analyzing datasets.

  • Proficiency in REDcap, eVelos, and Excel databases.

  • Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.

  • Sensitivity to a population with paralysis.

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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The mission of the University of Miami is to transform lives through education, research, innovation, and service. A vibrant and diverse academic and healthcare community, the University of Miami and the University of Miami Health System ("UHealth") have rapidly progressed to become one of the nation’s top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation.

The University comprises 12 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 350 majors and programs. Visit to learn more about our points of pride.

The University ranks No. 55 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges list and ranked No. 49 in the 2022 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is ranked the #1 eye hospital in the USA and offers some of the nation's premiere eye doctors to treat every eye condition for adults. Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer, part of the Miller School of Medicine, received the prestigious National Cancer Institute designation in 2019.

The University of Miami and UHealth have also ranked among the Forbes Best Employers and Best Employers for Women on several occasions, most recently in 2022.

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With more than 17,000 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.