Research Associate 3 (Microbiology and Immunology)

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-08
Req: R100041985
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With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

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About This Position

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting career opportunity for a Research Associate 3. The Research Associate 3 assumes responsibility for the design and performance of research focused on the development of novel experimental therapies for human malignancies. This position contributes to collaborations with scientists within the University of Miami or elsewhere. Moreover, the Research Associate 3 works as part of a team and assists with the maintenance of laboratory equipment, protocols, and supplies.

The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs laboratory research as directed. Ensures all research is undertaken according to good research practice and guidance, providing liaison with the IRB for requests for information.

  • Assists with research projects by 1) preparing and maintaining study records and progress reports; 2) preparing literature review materials for publications; 3) responding to IRB requests for information required for progress reports and amendments.

  • Orders study supplies as needed.

  • Attends and participates in meetings, conferences, and training groups as requested.

  • Reviews and edits various materials for publication; reviews abstracts and background materials for scholarly publications; orders books or other publications as requested.

  • Records research procedures and results, assists in the development of protocols.

  • Maintains records, codes data for input for electronic data processing inputs and retrieves data electronically.

  • Appointees are not expected to independently write extramural proposals, nor independently to gain such support, appointees provide support in proposal preparation.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in a basic science discipline with at least five years of relevant experience to include experience with SPSS or Microsoft (Excel). Prefer laboratory skills to include blood processing, isolation of PBMC, setting up cultures, performing assays of T and B cell function including Elispot assays, staining cells, molecular biology expertise with knowledge of RNA, DNA, PCR. Flow cytometry experience preferred. Basic knowledge of medical terminology preferred. 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.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller 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.

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.

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Posted: 10/9/2020
Application Due: 1/7/2021
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