Research Associate 1

Job description

Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2018-11-28
Req: R100027205

Current Employees:
If you are a current Staff, Faculty or Temporary employee at the University of Miami, please click here to log in to Workday to use the internal application process. To learn how to apply for a faculty or staff position using the Career worklet, please review this tip sheet.

Where Excellence Meets Purpose

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful purpose to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value.  Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The University has been named on Forbes's Best Employers list for two consecutive years, and is the only university in Florida to receive this honor.

The Desrosiers lab is looking for a highly motivated Research Associate (RA) to assist in the development of a pre-clinical vaccine/therapy approach against HIV. This individual will implement techniques established in the lab to detect and quantify AAV-delivered antibodies in serum, as well as potential immune responses to those antibodies. He or she will also construct and purify new cloned DNAs for subsequent incorporation into AAV vectors. The individual will be trained in the conduct of virus neutralization assays using HIV and SIV. It will be expected of the RA to maintain a proper lab notebook and be responsible for following proper lab safety and regulatory procedures. The person should have a strong willingness to learn new techniques and more specifically those involved in antibody quantification by ELISA, cell culture, DNA cloning and expansion, processing of blood samples, etc. The RA will be trained to understand and interpret research protocols and procedures. He or she will also cooperate in maintaining the overall work flow in the Desrosiers team, participate in lab meetings, maintain a high level of current knowledge and laboratory skills in the discipline, and work on any additional tasks that may be assigned.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

Supervision Received:Jose Martinez-Navio

Minimum Qualifications:

The Research Associate should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a science-related field. Prior experience working in a research laboratory is beneficial but not required.

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.

Job Status:

Full time

Employee Type:


Pay Grade:





Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 12/21/2018
Application Due: 12/12/2019
Work Type: