Research Associate 1 (Exercise Science/Neuroscience)

University of Miami Health System

Miami, United States

About This Position

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting career opportunity for a Research Associate 1. The Research Associate 1 supports research activities for the Applied Physiology Research Laboratory of Miami Project to Cure Paralysis by conducting laboratory testing and interventions on assigned research projects. Moreover, the Research Associate 1 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:

  • Understands and interprets research protocols and procedures.
  • Participates in the publication of significant results.
  • Maintains an overview of relevant research findings.
  • Ensures all research is undertaken according to good research practice.
  • Keeps abreast of current publications relative to methods, techniques, and developments within the area of research.
  • Collects, prepares, analyzes, dissects, and evaluates specimens or tissue cultures.
  • Operates and maintains laboratory equipment.
  • Performs a variety of routine assays, tests, and studies.
  • Performs calculations to complete research test results, collects data, and performs basic statistical analysis of laboratory results.
  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
  • Performs routine maintenance to assure equipment is in working order.
  • Undertakes testing to determine levels of fitness in persons with spinal cord injuries.
  • Assists persons with spinal cord injuries with their exercise protocols.
  • Copies source data to electronic format, and stores them in computer archivals.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Exercise Science. Possess a current and valid CPR certification. Prefer experience in independent testing and exercise conditioning of persons with spinal cord injuries according to standing protocols. Phlebotomy certification a plus, but not required. 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.

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 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.

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