Sr. Research Associate 2 - Pediatrics

Updated: 8 days ago
Location: Miami, FLORIDA

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The Neonatal Developmental Biology Laboratory located in the Batchelor Children's Research Institute is seeking a dynamic, driven and motivated Sr. Research Associate 2.The ideal candidate would be responsible for designing and performing experiments utilizing techniques such as small animal surgery and subsequent animal care, tissue culture, various molecular biological analysis such as real-time RT-PCR, ELISA, Northern blot, Southern blot and Western blot, histology, immunostaining, confocal microscopy, and laser capture microscopy. The candidate should have experience with isolating endothelial progenitor cells and mesenchymal stem cells from varying sources. In addition, the candidate should be able to carry out extensive qualitative and quantitative data analysis such as image analysis and processing. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The Sr. Research Associate is the second level Research professional position. Appointees will support research activities at the University and work under the direction of a principal investigator, program director, or designee of the principal investigator or program director, such as Assistant Scientist or above. Appointees may be required to supervise Research employees and clinical fellows/students/residents. Appointees work under direct supervision, but are expected to carry out research duties with creativity and latitude. Promotion to higher levels is not automatic as a result of longevity in position. Rather, promotion requires increased duties and responsibilities , a recommendation by the appointing department, and approval by the appropriate Human Resources Office.Appointees will contribute to basic and applied research activities and may play a lead role, including authorship of scientific monographs, and advance their expertise through education, training, and/or research experience. Appointees are not expected to write extramural proposals nor to independently gain such support, but may do so with approval by the principal investigator/program director and the dean/designee.Performs other duties as assigned.

The Minimum Requirements are: Masters Degree. At least one (2) years relevant work related experience with evidence of tangible contributions to the dissemination of new research information. Ability to do small animal surgery and subsequent animal care, tissue culture, various molecular biological analysis such as real-time RT-PCR, ELISA, and Western blot, histology, immunostaining, confocal microscopy, and laser capture microscopy. Ability to do migration and angiogenesis assays. Ability to isolate EPCs and MSCs from varying sources. Ability to do flow cytometry. Skilled in basic image analyses platforms such as Image. Skilled in producing figures in photoshop. Skilled in using Microsoft Excel, and powerpoint programs. Skilled in Statistical analysis using programs such as Sigma Stat. 

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