Research Lab Technician - Temporary/Part-Time (Microbiology)

University of Miami Health System

Miami, United States

About This Position

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a temporary part-time Research Laboratory Technician. This position assists scientists in their research including laboratory maintenance and assistance in biological or chemical experiments.

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

  • Cleans, sanitizes, maintains laboratory bench space and equipment
  • Assists scientists with experiments and may perform some experiments or some parts of experiments
  • Maintains records, use computers and computerized equipment for research, and may assist with analysis of research data
  • Maintains lab supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, placing and expediting orders for supplies and verifying receipt of supplies
  • Processes, organizes and summarizes data
  • Reports experiment results using a variety of scientific, word processing, spreadsheet or power point applications or program platforms
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable safety regulations in conjunction with the lab and safety and regulatory offices
  • Coordinates and carries out shipments of laboratory reagents

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent with at least one year of relevant experience. Preference will be given to candidates who are knowledgeable in basic molecular and cellular biology, immunology and/or cancer biology. Ability to take initiative. Excellent communication skills. Ability to interact well across diverse scientific and professional disciplines. Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office Applications. Skill in handling cell culture, biological samples or animal models are highly desired, although not required. Motivation toward an advanced career goal in research is welcome. 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.

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