Research Associate 1 (Neurology)

Miami, Florida
Mar 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami Project to Cure Paralysis has an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate 1. This position is responsible for undertaking experiments on small animals and performing histological and behavioral tasks for the advancement of research projects in collaboration with other laboratory staff as well as the organization of laboratory data and resources, both paper and electronic.

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field of scientific study. Prefer one year of relevant of research laboratory experience. Strong computer skills including experience using Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint. Experience using Adobe Acrobat and file structures on network drives is preferred. Must be flexible and adaptable to changing project priorities and work assignments as well as after hours and weekend work as required by the project. Demonstrated creative thinking as it relates to identifying and recommending solutions to problems. Knowledge of routine office practices and procedures. Ability to learn and master new techniques. Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to work successfully with considerable independence.

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. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Veteran/Disability Employer. Come join us!

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