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 Sylvester Cancer Center is seeking a Sr. Research Associate 1. The incumbent conducts a wide variety of research to advance knowledge of life processes, and develop methodologies and Procedures for medical use in treating diseases. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Prepares and maintains culture media reagents. Culture Cells. Coordinate and carry out shipments of laboratory reagents. Performs experiments under the direction of researchers using established protocols/methods(including some basic tissue culture and protein biochemical assays). Perform complex laboratory assignments, including planning and conducting of projects related to cell culture and molecular biology. Aids scientists with experiments and may perform some experiments or some parts of experiments. Keeps records, use computers and computerized equipment for research, and may assist with analysis of research data. Maintains lab supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, placing and expediting orders for supplies and verifying receipt of supplies. Cleans, sanitizes, maintains and operates various scientific apparatus/lab space as needed. Performs various editorial duties and works closely with research members to provide proof reading for manuscripts and grant proposals as well as writing support for lab protocols. Processes, organizes and summarizes data. Reports experiment results using a variety of scientific, word processing, spreadsheet or power point applications or program platforms. Ensures compliance with all applicable safety regulations in conjunction with the lab and safety and regulatory offices. Perform complex and routine molecular biology procedures including flow cytometry analysis,PCR, RT-PCR, QT-PCR, Southern, Northern and Western blotting, DNA/RNA extraction,recombinant protein isolation and purification, transfection, microscopy and immunohistochemicalstaining of tissue sections. Present data in laboratory meetings and other venues. Keep abreast of latest literature in the field and search for references to technical problems and keep up-to-date of the methods and techniques related to the specific field of research. Work collaboratively within team setting with scientists and post-doctoral associates and provide technical assistance to lab members as assigned. Performs other duties as assigned. Solve problems in scientific and technical execution, interpret experimental data and maintain. Other task as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: M.S. degree in Biology, Biological Sciences, Life Science and/or other related field. One year of laboratory experience performing non-routine and complex laboratory duties requiring advanced technical skills and proficiency. Able to work independently. Strong analytical skills. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Detail Oriented. Ability to interact well across diverse scientific and professional disciplines. Basic knowledge of medical terminology helpful. Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office Applications. Ability to maintain records and inventories. Knowledge of Cell Culture. Open to learning new skills and techniques. Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.
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