Research Associate 2 (Human Genomics Research)
Job location: Miami, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-21
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About This Position
The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting career opportunity for a Research Associate 2. The Research Associate 2 contributes to the University’s research activities under the supervision of senior staff. Moreover, the incumbent understands, interprets, and complies with research policies and protocols.
The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:
Perform, analyze, and interpret DNA genotyping experiments
Designs experiments for characterizing DNA variants
Identifies and order supplies and reagents for experiments
Keeps logs of laboratory inventories
Updates and maintains laboratory databases
Trains and supervises new laboratory personnel
Operate various lab equipment including but not limited to centrifuges, liquid handling robots, PCR blocks, Illumina IScans, Tecans and Affymetrix fluidics and scanners
Perform quantitation and qualitation of DNA/RNA using Nanodrop, Qubit, gel electrophoresis, qPCR, Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer and Agilent TapeStation
Analyze data for quality and consistency, troubleshoot equipment and protocols, prepare reports on progress/trends and make appropriate recommendations or conclusions to supervisor
Schedule meetings with company technical support and engineers to resolve experimental and hardware issues
Demonstrate an ability to learn new technologies and standard operating protocols in a timely manner
Track project progress, provide status updates, and provide the information necessary to ensure that a given project moves through the CGT pipeline
Review laboratory methods manual, scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information applicable to research experiments
Bachelor's Degree in a basic science field of study with at least two years of experience in genomics research; experience with 10X Genomics platform preferred. 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.
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