Research Associate 3
Job location: Miami, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-16
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The department of Medicine, division of Hematology & Oncology is looking for an exceptional candidate for the position of Research Associate 3. This position affords an exciting opportunity to be an integral component of a cutting-edge translational lab that is investigating the role of a specific suppressor B-cell population in human solid tumors and lymphomas. Expertise in the preparation of human tissue samples for cell separation and cell culturing, preparation of peripheral blood samples, human cell culturing, FACS-based sorting, and multi-color flow cytometry are requirements.
The successful candidate will join a vibrant lab that is led by the Division Head of Hematology/Oncology and will generate data for a research project collaboration between academia and biotech. The candidate must have excellent laboratory techniques, verbal and writing skills, and is required to generate data figures that are manuscript submission quality. The candidate will also have the ability to present and contribute regularly to the scientific discourse in a highly collaborative research program.
CORE JOB FUNCTIONS
Maintains daily operations and performs procedures related to new and on-going research projects. Assists with ordering, purchasing, and maintenance of all required reagents and supplies for laboratory activities, and monitors and maintains inventory of supplies and stocks. Assists with the maintenance of institutional biosafety and animal care protocols, laboratory safety records, and standard operating procedures. Performs and assists other research staff with standard laboratory techniques. Develops, adapts, and implements new laboratory procedures. Records, organizes, and writes up experimental results for submission of manuscripts and for scientific presentations. Keeps abreast of latest literature in the field and searches for references to technical problems. Maintains current knowledge of the methods and techniques related to the specific field of research. Prepares human tissue samples and peripheral blood samples. Performs tumor-dissociation, FACS-based sorting, and multi-flow cytometry based immunophenotyping using well-established lab protocols. Performs immune-cell and cancer cell-purification, cell-culturing and maintenance of cell lines. Performs immune cell proliferation and function assays. Generates data and figures for multi-flow cytometry immunophenotyping. Assists with ordering, purchasing, and maintenance of required reagents and supplies for laboratory activities, and monitors and maintains inventory of supplies and stocks. Develops, adapts, and implements new laboratory procedures. Records, organizes, and writes up experimental results for submission of manuscripts and for scientific presentations. Maintains current knowledge of the methods and techniques related to the specific field of research. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be changed or expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
- Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required.
- Minimum 5 years of relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
- 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.
Department Specific Functions
Department Specific General Knowledge, Skills and Requirements:
Department Specific Attitudes:
- Able to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.
- Able to work cooperatively with University supervisors and sponsors.
- Able to plan and revise the plan when circumstances change.
- Able to follow detailed instructions.
- Responds constructively to feedback from University supervisors and sponsors.
- Communicates clearly and effectively in verbal and written form with University supervisors and sponsors.
- Informs immediately University supervisors and sponsors of work status changes, issues, problems, and proposed solutions.
- Ability to handle patient samples sterilely (know how to process the tissue and peripheral blood).
- Expertise in human cell culture, maintaining cell lines, and cell purification.
- Multi-flow cytometry staining (surface and intracellular).
- Perform immune cell proliferation and function assays.
- IHC or Immuno-fluorescent (IF) staining of the tissue slides.
- Experienced skill in conducting multiple color flow cytometry (it is a plus if the candidate knows how to LSR-II, Fortessa, Aurora).
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