Research Laboratory Technician (Molecular & Cellular Biology/Immunology)

Updated: about 2 months 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.

A Research Laboratory Technician position is immediately available in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. We are seeking motivated individuals who are knowledgeable in Microsoft Office Applications  possess high-level organizational and communication skills. Duties may include, but are not limited to, cleaning, sanitizing, and maintaining laboratory bench space and equipment; assisting Scientists with experiments and possibly performing some experiments or some part of experiments; keeping records; using computers and computerized equipment for research; assisting with research data analysis; maintaining laboratory supply inventory; processing, organizing and summarizing data; reporting experiment results using a variety of scientific, word processing, spreadsheet or presentation applications; ensuring compliance with all applicable safety regulations in conjunction with the laboratory, safety and regulatory offices; and coordinating and carrying out shipments of laboratory reagents.  

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: high school diploma or equivalent. Preference will be given to candidates who are knowledgeable in basic molecular and cellular biology, immunology and/or cancer biology. Ability to take initiative in work. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to interact well and in a professional manner across diverse scientific and professional disciplines. Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office applications. Ability to successfully handle cell cultures, biological samples and/or animal models are highly desirable. Any relevant education, certifications and/or work experience may be considered.

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!

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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