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 individual’s major responsibility will involve various aspects of research projects: Participate in the scheduling and performance experiments related to immunology and leukocyte biology studies in a research laboratory. Conduct laboratory assignments, including participation in planning and conducting protocols related to immunology and molecular biology lab projects; may need to develop, adapt and/or implement new lab procedures. Conduct experimental procedures and maintain accurate records; participate in the processes of interpreting experimental data and assist in solving technical protocol execution problems. Operate routine scientific laboratory equipment. The individual in this position will provide technical support in various procedures in the laboratory which include the following: Collection and/or processing of specimens obtained from both healthy human donors and well as clinical patient samples. Performance of standard immunological techniques and molecular biology assays including: monoclonal antibody binding assays, ELISA, flow cytometry, immunoprecipitation assays, Western Blot, PCR, RT-PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis, viral titer quantification, signal transduction assays, protein purification. Tissue culture-related experiments including standard mammalian cell and viral culture, generation and screening of new stable cell lines, viral transfection assays, bacterial cell culture and plasmid DNA extraction assays, and molecular cloning. Assist with scientific literature searches and updating of laboratory bibliography, and literature searches for references to address technical problems. Provide support in the preparation of reports of relevant findings in manuscripts for submission to journals, in grant proposals to funding agencies, and presentation of data in laboratory meetings and other venues. Provide support in preparation of required monthly/quarterly/ annual reports including: grant progress reports, environmental health and safety, etc Other duties as assigned.

The minimum requirements are: B.S. degree in Microbiology and/or Immunology preferably, or Molecular Biology. Prior experience in an academic research laboratory setting advanced knowledge in Biology a plus. Should have considerable knowledge of laboratory equipment, methods and materials, and safety practice in a research setting.

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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