Research Associate 1

University of Miami Health System

Miami, FL, United States


The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is seeking a Research Associate 1. The Research Associate 1 supports research activities for the Applied Physiology Research Laboratory of Miami Project to Cure Paralysis by conducting laboratory testing and interventions on assigned research projects. Moreover, the inc umbent 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:

  • Understanding and interpreting research protocols and procedures.
  • Participating in the publication of significant results.
  • Maintaining an overview of relevant research findings.
  • Ensuring all research is undertaken according to good research practice.
  • Keeping abreast of current publications relative to methods, techniques, and developments within the area of research.
  • Collecting, preparing, analyzing, dissecting, and evaluating specimens or tissue cultures.
  • Operating and maintaining laboratory equipment.
  • Performing a variety of routine assay s, tests, and studies.
  • Performing calculations to complete research test results, collecting data, and performing basic statistical analysis of laboratory results.
  • Adhering to University of Miami and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguarding University assets.


Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Exercise Science. Basic CPR (Current). Phlebotomy (Optional). Experience in independent testing and exercise conditioning of persons with spinal cord injuries according to standing protocols preferred. 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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Research Associate 1