University of Miami (UM)

Research Associate

University of Miami (UM)

Miami, FL, United States

Research Associate 1 (Physiology and Biophysics)


Link to Apply:—Physiology-and-Biophysics-_R100035291

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate 1. This position will assist with NIH grant 1R01DC017303-01A1 Mapping Gustatory Neuron.

The Research Associate 1 supports research activities for the department by conducting laboratory experiments. 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 statistical analysis of laboratory results.
  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.


Please note that this is expected to be a short-term position lasting an estimated six months.


Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor’s Degree in a closely related 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.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.