Miami, Florida
Apr 03, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical
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 Research Associate will understand and interpret research protocols and procedures. The Research Associate will work under the direction of a principal investigator, program director, or designee of the principal investigator or program director, such as a Research Associate 2 or above.Primary duties and responsibilities: Support research activities in the Mucosal & Microbiome lab
Sampling processing – human and non-human primate blood, lymphoid, liver and mucosal tissues
Independently perform lab techniques as needed (flow cytometry, ELISA, etc.). Perform analysis of data and assist with trouble shooting and daily quality control of data, and present in lab meetings
Keep detailed records of procedures performed. Provide status reports to the Principal Investigator on status of projects and spending. Basic lab maintenance and helping with lab paperwork and certifications. Attention to procedural detail and meticulous record-keeping. Training of techniques and safety procedures to lab members. Maintain updated knowledge base of lab related studies via reading scientific articles and attending seminars and journal clubs, training classes and meetings. Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences (i.e. biology, microbiology, immunology, or virology), MS or PhD in biomedical sciences preferred. Expertise and >2 years of experience in laboratory biomedical research preferred. Expertise and background in immunology, microbiology or molecular biology desired. Training in flow cytometry, PCR, ELISA, high throughput sequencing, bioinformatics, tissue processing preferred. Experience in mucosal immunology and non-human primate or human mucosal tissue processing and research preferred. 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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