Research Associate 2 - The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

Employer
University of Miami
Location
Miami, FL

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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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 Miami Project to Cure Paralysis has an exciting opportunity for a Full Time Research Associate 2. The Research Associate 2, SOM 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. Our research is focused on spinal cord injury and neuropathic chronic pain and development of cell transplantation therapies. The Research Associate must be capable of working under minimal supervision following training. Necessary training for specific methods and procedures will be provided. The Research Associate will be expected to provide timely reports and participate in data analysis and presentation of results for scientific conferences, publications, and grant applications.

CORE JOB FUNCTIONS

  • 30% Maintain cell cultures, prepare culture media, evaluate growth in biomatrices.

  • 25% Immunocytochemical and biochemical analysis of cell cultures.

  • 20% Rodent surgical implantation and behavioral testing.

  • 10% Assistance in immunocytochemical analysis of tissue.

  • 10% Prepare reports, assist with manuscript submissions.

  • 5% Other duties as assigned.

  • Performs specialized and complex experiments.

  • Participates in the publication of significant research results.

  • Advances expertise through education, training, and research.

  • Writes extramural proposals to gain support when appropriate.

  • Collects, prepares, analyzes, dissects, and evaluates specimens and tissue cultures.

  • Weighs and anesthetizes laboratory animals for experiments.

  • Operates sensitive and highly complex laboratory equipment.

  • Performs calculations to complete research test results.

  • Performs photography and dark room processing.

  • Participates in training sessions and workshops.

  • 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 expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

CORE QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required

Experience:

Minimum 2 years of relevant experience. Previous background and experience in growing and maintaining cell cultures, particularly working with stem cells and neural progenitors, preferred. Experience in handling small rodents, including surgical implantations and behavioral testing is also desirable. Familiarity with biomatrices, immunocytochemical and biochemical assays would be a plus.

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.

Job Status:

Full time

Employee Type:

Staff

Pay Grade:

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