Research Associate 1 (Human Genomics - Molecular Biology)

University of Miami Health System

Miami, United States

About This Position

The Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is seeking a research associate. The candidate will perform various molecular biology techniques for determining of the genetic cause of various diseases. Molecular techniques include, but are not limited to PCR, SNP genotyping, agarose gel electrophoresis, and tissue culture.

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

  • Tissue culture based experiments to evaluate the functional consequences of specific genetic variants.
  • Development of stem cells based models of neurological diseases.
  • Collect information and data through observation, experimentation and various other methods, to include operating highly technical laboratory instruments and equipment.
  • Prepare tissue and specimens for complex procedures, and devise experimental techniques for tests and analyses.
  • Evaluate and interpret collected data and prepare reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
  • Confer with principal investigator in developing plans for research projects and to discuss the interpretation of results and the preparation of scientific manuscripts for publication.
  • Review journals, abstracts and scientific literature to keep abreast of new developments and to obtain information regarding previous experiments to aid in the design and development of original procedures and techniques.
  • Supervise, train and instruct students or lower level personnel in laboratory techniques and procedures.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in a life science or biological science field of study. 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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