Research Associate 1 (Mapping Gustatory Neuron)

University of Miami Health System

Miami, United States

About This Position

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine has an exciting career opportunity for a Research Associate. The Research Associate will be responsible for fluorescent immunohistochemistry and microscopy, data analysis and managing a subset of our transgenic mouse colonies.

Research Associate will function a part of an exciting and productive research team studying molecular and functional neuroscience for the sense of taste. See https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/nirupa.chaudhari.1/bibliography/public/. The Research Associate will be responsible for fluorescent immunohistochemistry, confocal and wide-field microscopy, as well as general lab management and management of genetics and breeding of several transgenic mouse strains.

The duties and responsibilities for this position will include:

  • carry out medium-sized immunohistochemistry projects which typically will span 1-2 months, including wide-field and confocal microscopy, document the results and keep comprehensive electronic and paper records. Experimental design and interpretation will be in consultation with Supervisor.
  • report progress to Supervisor frequently and at key decision points; present findings to lab group at weekly lab meetings.
  • manage colonies of transgenic mouse strains (includes designing efficient breeding schedules, genotyping, maintaining pedigree records, develop genotyping assays for new strains).
  • lab maintenance including general ordering supplies and keeping records, helping PI with grant accounts, making recommendations on new products for the lab etc.
  • provide technical support to other investigators in the lab when requested (e.g. animal handling, RT-PCR, phenotyping etc.)
  • train student workers/ new researchers and help with supervising them.

Minimum Qualifications

B.S. or B.A. in Biological Sciences, preferably with courses in cell/molecular biology, neuroscience, genetics, and laboratory experience in RT PCR, immunohistochemistry, microscopy. Experience in a research laboratory setting is essential (either full-time or in student projects), Experience in the following would be most useful: general molecular biology methods, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy. 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.

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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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