Sr. Research Associate 2

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-13
Req: R100042168
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Transforming Lives

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 mission 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 department of Medicine- Endo- Diabetes is actively seeking a full-time Sr. Research Associate 2. The Sr. Research Associate 2 supports research activities under the direction of a principle investigator, program director or designee of the principle investigator or program director.


  • Appointees will support research activities at the University and work under the direction of a Dr. Rayner Rodriguez-Diaz.
  • Confer with principal investigator to review work assignments but will be expected to carry out research duties with creativity and latitude.
  • Pancreatic islet isolation, culture, maintenance and assessment of function including calcium imaging and perifusion assays.
  • Mouse colony maintenance, and proficient in survival surgery, dissection and physiological experiment with rodents, particularly with rodent models of diabetes.
  • Experience on Pharmacology and experimental execution of qRT-PCR, Western-blotting, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry and confocal imaging
  • Operates laboratory equipment; contributes to laboratory maintenance.
  • Compile, analyze, document and draw tentative conclusions from experimental results.
  • Confer with principal investigator to review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments.
  • Publish research outcomes in appropriate journals of international standing and to publish and disseminate the result of research in other reputable outlets.
  • Maintains an overview of relevant research findings.
  • Prepares reports of research results for public presentation through seminars and conferences.
  • Collects and analyzes data as requested.
  • Undertakes literature searches for the research project. Interprets and present the findings of the literature searches, advising the research teams appropriately regarding potential projects.
  • Ensures all research is undertaken according to good research practice and guidance.
  • Performs other duties as 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.


  • Master’s Degree in relevant field required; PhD preferred
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Skill in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data.
  • Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.

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: 10/14/2020
Application Due: 1/12/2021
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