About This Position
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (Miami, Florida) seeks a Research Associate to work as part of a group of dedicated researchers. S/he will focus on spinal cord injury induced chronic pain and development of experimental therapies. Necessary training for specific methods and procedures will be provided. The Research Associate I will be responsible for understanding research protocols and procedures, performing basic rodent surgical interventions, conducting pain behavioral testing and locomotor training in rodents, collecting, processing, and analyzing tissue samples using immunocytochemical, microscopy, and neurochemical assays (e.g. ELISAs, western blots), and maintaining cell cultures. The Research Associate I will be expected to provide timely reports and participate in data analysis and presentation of results for scientific conferences, publications, and grant applications.
Bachelor’s Degree in a life science or a biological science field of study. Prefer previous experience working in a research lab, handling small rodents. Ability to successfully work with minimal supervision following training. Knowledge of molecular biological techniques is also helpful. 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.
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.