Miami, Florida
Jul 11, 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 Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has an exciting career opportunity for a Research Associate 3 under the mentorship of Dr. Kerry Burnstein. The Research Associate 3 will manage an academic laboratory that is conducting basic scientific research in the area of androgen receptor signaling, computational identification of new drug targets and prostate cancer experimental therapeutics. The work will involve management of grant budgets, assisting in preparation of grant applications, preparation of animal research protocols, and training of new lab personnel in basic molecular biology techniques, participation in small animal surgeries, and the development and maintenance of lab databases. Additional responsibilities include general laboratory maintenance, ordering of laboratory supplies, record keeping, overseeing equipment use and maintenance, and organizing and maintaining common laboratory work areas.

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences or a closely related field of study. At least five years of work experience as a laboratory manager in an academic research setting as well as evidence of research accomplishments leading to the dissemination of new information (i.e., publications, presentations, etc.). Experience with laboratory techniques including standard molecular biology techniques is preferred. Ability to train new laboratory personnel in basic molecular biology techniques. Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.

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 Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information-https://www.hr.miami.edu/careers/employment-laws-eo/index.html

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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