Research Associate 3 (Spinal Cord Injury Research)

Updated: 19 days ago
Location: Miami, FLORIDA

The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has an exciting career opportunity for a Research Associate 3. The Research Associate 3 will be a critical part of a major scientific effort for a new NIH funded research project. The work involves both in vitro assays and in vivo experiments that will support the development of novel therapeutics for spinal cord injury. Duties may include, but are not limited to, conducting high content assays to screen small molecules for their ability to promote axon growth; conducting in vivo experiments using spinal cord injury models to test the efficacy of novel compounds, cDNAs or shRNAs; conducting routine molecular biology (cloning, PCR, RT-PCR, preparing viral vectors) to support the in vitro and in vivo experiments; performing immunochemical staining of tissue sections, and both florescent and confocal microscopy; maintaining laboratory areas to include ordering supplies, participating in weekly lab meetings, presenting results and methods to group members, planning weekly work schedules, keeping detailed laboratory notebooks, and assisting in the preparation of manuscripts; and occasionally assisting in training Postdoctoral Researchers, graduates, undergraduates, and scholars. 

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field of study as well as at least five years of relevant work experience with evidence of tangible contributions to the dissemination of new research information. Hands-on experience with high content screening, in vivo spinal cord injury models, various histological procedures, viral vector production, and routine molecular biology techniques are important.

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. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Veteran/Disability Employer. Come join us!



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