(Temporary, Part-Time) Research Associate (Public Health Sciences)

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2020-11-16
Req: R100042666
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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.

About This Position

The Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a temporary, part-time Research Associate. The Research Associate supports research activities for Public Health Sciences by conducting laboratory experiments on assigned research projects. Moreover, the Research Associate operates with the goal of advancing his/her expertise through continued education, training, and research.

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

  • RNA/DNA, protein and lipid extraction and analysis

  • Conduct in-vitro, in-vivo and ex-vivo experiment independently

  • Extract DNA, RNA, Protein and lipids and analyze them using various methods, including ELISA and LC/MS

  • Conduct literature review and meta-analysis

  • Ensure accurate written and computerized records

  • Conduct data consolidation and review for sites; assists sites’ staff in set-up, testing, and implementation of data collection software; trouble shoots data submissions, warehoused data and data errors including quality control of data collection. Establishes procedures for data sharing across research sites.

  • Maintain appropriate databases, collects and analyzes data as requested; conducts preliminary data analyses including scoring of quantitative assessments,coding of qualitative data and data analyses using statistical software and packages, such as R and STATA.

  • Assist with research projects by 1) preparing data for study progress reports, 2) preparing literature review materials for publications, 3) reviews and edits various materials for publication; reviews abstracts and background material for scholarly publications.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in a basic science field of study. Prefer a person with a strong background in biology and chemistry. 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. Any relevant education, certifications and/or work experience may be considered.

Please note that temporary positions are not eligible to enroll into the University's employee benefits plan.

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: 11/17/2020
Application Due: 2/15/2021
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