Miami, Florida
May 11, 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 Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Temp Part-Time Research Associate 1. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for the daily operation of the laboratory, which includes the following : Developing proficiency with the lab techniques routinely employed in the OCF such as RNA and DNA extraction, NGS library prep and sequencing, gene expression assays, qPCR and ddPCR. Perform complex and routine molecular biology and other laboratory procedures as instructed. Develop, adapt and implement new lab procedures with supervision. Design and implement SOPs and protocols for the OCF. Record and report data accurately and in a timely manner. Communicate clearly and professionally with OCF customers and other University of Miami staff. Manage the organization of instruments, supplies, service contracts , requisition forms, financial documents and service schedules. Assist with billing and collecting for services, constructing and maintaining facility budgets and ordering supplies. Keep abreast of latest developments in the field and be able to search literature databases and technical resources for solutions to problems. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology or related field with at least one (1) year's professional experience working in a biomedical wet-lab environment. Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Excellent communication skills in English. Proficiency with computers and the ability to record work in a service laboratory environment in an organized manner. Ability to work well in a team and understand performance goals. Relevant experience in molecular biology laboratory techniques andlor working in a core facility environment is advantageous but not essential.

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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