Research Associate 1 (Neuroscience/Molecular Biology)

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-12-15
Req: R100039622
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About This Position

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting career opportunity for a Research Associate 1. The Research Associate will function as a part of Dr. Nirupa Chaudhari's exciting and productive research team studying molecular and functional neuroscience for the sense of taste. Please see The Research Associate will be responsible for fluorescent immunohistochemistry, confocal and wide-field microscopy, as well as general lab management and management of genetics and breeding of several transgenic mouse strains.

The duties and responsibilities for this position will include:

  • manage colonies of transgenic mouse strains (includes designing efficient breeding schedules, genotyping, maintaining pedigree records, develop genotyping assays for new strains).
  • carry out immunohistochemistry projects (includes wide-field and confocal microscopy, documenting results, keeping comprehensive electronic and paper records). Experimental design and interpretation will be in consultation with Supervisor.
  • report progress to Supervisor frequently and at key decision points; present findings to lab group at weekly lab meetings.
  • lab maintenance (includes managing inventory, ordering supplies, keeping records, etc.)
  • provide technical support to other investigators in the lab when requested (e.g. animal handling, RT-PCR, phenotyping etc.)
  • train student workers/ new researchers and help with supervising them.

Minimum Qualifications

B.S. or B.A. in Biological Sciences, preferably with courses in cell/molecular biology, neuroscience, or genetics. Strongly prefer experience in a research laboratory setting (either full-time or during school). Prefer laboratory experience in RT PCR, immunohistochemistry, microscopy. Experience in the following would be most useful: general molecular biology methods, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy. Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail. Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines. Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion. Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary. Commitment to the University’s core values. Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

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.

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Posted: 3/22/2020
Application Due: 1/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time