Research Associate 1 (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) job Miami Florida
Research Associate 1 (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) job Miami Florida
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Research Associate 1 (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 8497925
Location: Miami, Florida Date Posted: 3/19/2019
Wage: Negotiable Category: Science/Research
Job Code: R100029226

Job Description:

About This Position

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, along with the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine has an exciting career opportunity for a Research Associate 1. Dr. Mingjiang Xu's laboratory is focused on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of hematopoietic malignancies. The Research Associate 1 in this position will be involved in the study of the functional and biochemical role of several epigenetic regulators in the control of hematopoiesis using murine models and next generation sequencing (NGS) analyses. Highly-motivated candidates with experiences in cellular and molecular biology and genetics are encouraged to apply. Essential techniques include, but not limited to Chip, qPCR, Western blot, gene expression, ShRNA knockdown, and flow cytometry analysis. Specifically, the technician will have the following tasks: 1) maintaining mouse colonies, 2) genotyping different strains of mice, 3) perform transplantation experiments via tail vein injection, 4) conducting primary cell cultures, 5) phenotypic analysis of hematopoietic cells using flow cytometry and microscope, and 6) administering compounds to mice by gavage or IP injections. The Research Associate 1 will also perform ELISA and order reagents for the lab.

The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field of study. 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.

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 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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Company: University of Miami Health System

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