Research Associate 1
University of Miami

Miami, Florida

Posted in Education and Training


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CORE JOB FUNCTIONS

  • 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.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

CORE QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Bachelor's Degree in relevant field required

Certification and Licensing:

Not Applicable

Experience:

No prior experience required

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
  • 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.

Department Specific Functions

The laboratory of Dr. Kevin Van der Jeught at the University of Miami in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology seeks to recruit highly motivated candidates for a Research Associate 1, SOM to support research activities by conducting laboratory experiments on assigned research projects.

Highlights:

Opportunity to be a part of a fast-paced lab and be involved in exciting projects to understand the tumor microenvironment in solid cancers and studies exploring novel immunotherapeutic strategies.

The major interests of the lab are discovering pathways and developing tools to improve current cancer immunotherapy treatments. The Research Associate 1, SOM will help with study recruitment and coordination activities. Carry out experiments as required. Coordinate and carry out shipments of laboratory reagents. Cleans, sanitizes, maintains and operates lab equipment. Maintains lab supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level. Places orders for supplies and verifies received supplies accuracy. 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 (such as: flow cytometry staining, sample preparation, ELISA, Western Blot, Tissue Culture, PCR, qPCR, cloning and other molecular biology techniques), buffer preparation, tests, and studies (including mouse studies: colony breeding, genotyping, basic mouse handlings). 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.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Strong experience in cell signaling and molecular biology techniques:
    • Western blot, Co-IP
    • Cloninig
    • Gene editing via shRNA/siRNA or CRISPR/Cas9
    • RNA-sequencing
  • Previous flow cytometry experience
  • Mouse and human cell culture; both primary cells as well as cell lines.
  • ELISA, Elispot or Luminex-based assays for cytokine/chemokine assessments.
  • Immunofluorescent staining, imaging and fluorescent microscopy.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

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 Miller 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.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Job Status:
Full time

Employee Type:
Staff

Pay Grade:
r4



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