Miami, Florida
Sep 12, 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 Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has an exciting career opportunity for a Research Associate 1. The Research Associate will be an integral part of a major scientific effort directed at treatment of neuropathic pain using novel peptides and gene therapy strategies. Skills in rodent behavioral testing including sensory, pain, and motor evaluations are needed. Other skills needed include cell culture, neurochemical assays, histology and immunocytochemistry. Experience in rodent spinal cord surgeries and implantation is preferred.

The specific duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:
  • Understands and interprets research protocols and procedures.
  • Participates in the publication of significant results.
  • Maintains an overview of relevant research findings.
  • Ensures all research is undertaken according to good research practice.
  • Keeps abreast of current publications relative to methods, techniques, and developments within the area of research.
  • Collects, prepares, analyzes, dissects, and evaluates specimens or tissue cultures.
  • Operates and maintains laboratory equipment.
  • Performs a variety of routine assays, tests, and studies.
  • Performs calculations to complete research test results, collects data, and performs statistical analysis of laboratory results.
  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Bachelor's Degree in a life science discipline. Strongly prefer experience in rodent surgeries and implantation. Possess skills in histology and immunocytochemistry, neurochemical assays such as ELISA, Western blot, PCR as well as statistical analysis. Ability to conduct rodent behavioral testing including sensory responses, pain, and motor evaluations. Ability to complete assignments accurately and with attention to detail. Ability to analyze, organize, and prioritize work while under pressure to meet deadlines. Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion. Ability and willingness to work flexible hours which can include evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary. Possess a commitment to the University of Miami's core values. Ability to successfully work in an independent manner and/or in a collaborative team environment.

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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