Research Postings

Please note these are not the only positions available, these are positions that our office has been asked to advertise. If interested in applying to any of the following research opportunities, apply online and indicate the position of interest in the Research Interests area of the online application.

 

Research Assistant, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Research Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth R. Felix

We have an ongoing need for research assistant volunteers for various activities associated with our clinical research projects. We are conducting studies that include longitudinal surveys in disabled populations (primarily spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury) and sensory testing (touch, thermal, and pain) in other groups (veterans, chronic neuropathic pain patients, ophthalmology patients).

Activities can include: data entry, data quality checks, phone and in-person interviews with research subjects, performing sensory testing on research subjects, database creation and/or maintenance, data processing, data analysis. Duties will depend on the duration of commitment and the skillset of the student research assistant volunteer. There are potential opportunities for individual research projects that may be suitable for course credit or honors projects (for those who qualify) for students with exceptional capabilities, work ethic, and motivation.

Students must be able to commit to at least four hours per week, and at least one semester (but preferably at least two). We are located on the UM medical campus, which is easily accessible via the metrorail (Civic Center station), or paid parking is available.

Our lab is a friendly group that works hard and is interested both in accomplishing our research goals and in providing opportunities for students to get an idea for what research is all about. Please feel free to contact Dr. Felix with specific questions or to set up a meeting to discuss your interests. Email:  efelix@miami.edu , telephone: 305-243-4497.  Posting Date: 5/18/17

Research Assistant,University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Research Mentor: Drs. Deborah Jones and Stephen Weiss

Our research is focused on bio-behavioral interventions designed to promote HIV risk reduction and medication adherence in Sub-Saharan African, South American and the United States, as well as identifying factors associated with optimal health outcomes among individuals living with HIV. Undergraduate students interested in volunteering as research assistants are sought to assist with:

1. Interview review. Study data is from interview audio files of clinic staff in Zambia for an implementation science study on male circumcision across four Zambian provinces.
2. Literature reviews. Literature reviews are needed on various topics related to HIV.
After transcript and literature reviews are completed, the students would have the opportunity to coauthor a paper on a related topic. Ideal individuals are those willing to commit to a minimum of 5 hours per week.  

Updated: 5/18/17