Research Associate 1 (Genetic Studies of Diseases)

University of Miami Health System

Miami, FL, United States

The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is seeking a Research Associate 1 interested in genetic studies of diseases. Responsibilities will include using a variety of complex technical skills involved in conducting biological research laboratory experiments to obtain data for research purposes; compiling, analyzing, documenting, and drawi ng tentative conclusions from experimental results. Conferring with Biorepository supervisors to review work assignments and developing plans for research experiments; making minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular equipment as required. Reviewing laboratory methods manual, scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information applicable to research experiments. Determining and setting-up extraction from blood, tissues, hair, and other specimens as required; agarose gel electrophoresis, nanodrop, and Qubit quantitation, and tissue culture. The Research Associate 1 will also be required to prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents, and solutions.The interdisciplinary and highly-collaborative faculty of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics aims to discover genetic influences on human health and translate this knowledge into the practice of medicine through improved diagnostics, treatments, and m edications. The faculty has a unique track-record identifying genetic risk factors for more than 60 diseases combined with current funding of more than $34 million from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Defense.

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Bachelor’s Degree in a related science field of study. Candidate must complete CITI Training and all required lab training within the first 30 days of hire. Possess a willingness to be subjected to various immunizations as required to work in a laboratory processing biological samples.

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Research Associate 1 (Genetic Studies of Diseases)