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Miami, Florida
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Mar 28, 2018
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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 department of Pediatrics is seeking a Sr. Research Associate 2. The appointee will function as a laboratory supervisor in a transplant immunology laboratory with both mouse and human cellular work, responsible for administrative functions and experimental contributions as dictated by the needs of both extramurally and intra-murally funded research. The goal of this position will be to perform some scientific experimental work without responsibilities for presentation or public teaching, or grant-writing, but primary responsibility for one-on-one technical and safety training of lab personnel, monitoring of lab members and lab maintenance tasks, ordering supplies and materials (including rodent work purchases) for the laboratory, general laboratory upkeep, inventories, routine experimental support to other scientists in the program. In addition, specific responsibility or co-responsibility for the mouse facility management (IACUC submissions, maintaining standard written protocols for the laboratory, animal husbandry and census, breeding, genotyping) and specific mouse and human cellular immunology experiments will be the responsibility of this individual. Mouse facility and immunology work may be arranged by discussion with the Pl to be co-supported by other scientists with the appropriate abilities in the laboratory program.Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The Sr. Research Associate is the second level Research professional position. Appointees will support research activities at the University and work under the direction of a principal investigator, program director, or designee of the principal investigator or program director, such as Assistant Scientist or above. Appointees may be required to supervise Research employees. Appointees work under direct supervision, but are expected to carry out research duties with creativity and latitude. Promotion to higher levels is not automatic as a result of longevity in position. Rather, promotion requires increased duties and responsibilities, a recommendation by the appointing department, and approval by the appropriate Human Resources Office. Appointees will contribute to basic and applied research activities and may play a lead role, including authorship of scientific monographs, and advance their expertise through education, training, and/or research experience. Appointees are not expected to write extramural proposals nor to independently gain such support, but may do so with approval by the principal investigator/program director and the dean/designee. Performs other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements: Master's degree required. MD, DVM, or PhD, preferred. At least one (1) year relevant work related experience with evidence of tangible contributions to the dissemination of new research information is required. At least 3 years experience following IACUC/AAALAC humane standards in handling, breeding, euthanizing, and harvesting tissues from experimental mice is essential. At least 5 years sterile cell culture and cryopreservation experience for both cell lines and freshly isolated cells of both rodents and humans. Attention to detail is required. Excellent and habitual documentation skills are required. Ability and willingness to train new lab members one-on-one in specific scientific tasks is a requirement. Ability to generate and maintain records and protocols of procedures and to systematically troubleshoot deviations from standard outcomes using those procedures by laboratory members. Experience managing records, ordering, daily lab maintenance and supervision, EHS and Radiation Safety standard management for a 3+ member laboratory is required.
Strong spoken and written English is a requirement. Team approach, enthusiasm for the work, and interest in careful quality assurance of all work is a requirement. Strong experience using Prism GraphPad, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint and ability to generate publication­ quality figures using Adobe software is required. At least 1 year experience in mouse immunology work, ideally in bone marrow transplantation or inflammatory colitis models is a desirable skill. Experience with use of orthovoltage and isotope source irradiation of mice for transplantation and associated safety procedures is a desirable skill. Experience with flow cytometry (including cell analysis and sorting for adoptive transfer experiments in mice) is a highly desirable quality. Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.

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!

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami 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.

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