Miami, Florida
Jun 08, 2018
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 University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Miami Project to Cure Paralysis has an exciting opportunity for a Temporary Part-Time Research Assistant. The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis is the world's largest most comprehensive research center specializing in spinal cord injury. The Miami Project is located in the Lois Pope LIFE Center and offers 83,000 square feet of research, education, administrative, and clinical/rehabilitation space with an additional 5,000 square feet located in the Bantle Rehabilitation Center. The Miami Project is comprised of 25 faculty, 80 scientific associates, 42 graduate students, 34 scientific support staff, 20 administrators, and 18 clerical staff.

The Research Assistant will be a critical part of a major scientific effort that will identify genes that regulate axonal regeneration. Specifically, the duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, performing basic molecular biological procedures such as purifications of plasmids and PCR reactions; and performing basic histology, immunohistochemistry, and fluorescence microscopy.

The minimum qualifications for this temporary, part-time position are as follows: high school diploma or equivalent, prefer a Bachelor's Degree in a life science discipline. At least one year of experience relevant to the posted job duties and responsibilities. Basic knowledge of molecular biology and cell biology. Knowledge of the principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality with regard to patient/customer information, adhering to HIPAA Rules and Regulations. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written, with administrative staff, research staff, school personnel, parents and children, community stakeholders, local and state coordinators, University faculty, and patients. Ability to work well while under pressure. Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and prevent errors directly impacting the implementation of the program. Ability and know-how to operate standard office equipment such as laptop/desktop computer, fax, copier, printers, scanner, electronic eligibility online programs, and multi-telephone lines. Any relevant education, certifications and/or work experience 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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