Research Associate 1 (Genetic Studies of Diseases)

University of Miami Health System

Miami, FL, United States

The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is seeking a Research Associate 1 interested in genetic studies of diseases. Responsibilities will include performing a variety of complex technical skills involved in conducting biological research laboratory experiments to obtain data for research purposes; compile, analyze, document and d raw tentative conclusions from experimental results. Confer with Biorepository supervisors to review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments; make minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular equipment as required. Review laboratory methods manual, scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information applicable to research experiments. Determine and set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate laboratory equipment required for specific tests. Molecular techniques include, but are not limited to DNA and RNA extraction from blood, tissues, hair, and other specimens as required; agarose gel electrophoresis, nanodrop and Qubit quantitation, and tissue culture. Candidate will also be required to prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions.The interdisciplinary and highly-collaborative faculty of the HIHG aims to discover genetic influences on human health and translate thi s knowledge into the practice of medicine through improved diagnostics, treatments and medications. 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 Hussman Institute for Human Genomics is located in the highly diverse and fast-growing metropolitan area of South Florida near to spectacular outdoors recreational opportunities.

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant science discipline. Must complete CITI Training and all required laboratory training within first thirty (30) days of hire. Willing 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)