Research Associate 1 (Hussman Institute for Human Genomics) job Miami Florida
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Research Associate 1 (Hussman Institute for Human Genomics) Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 8850865
Location: Miami, Florida Date Posted: 8/2/2019
Wage: Negotiable Category: Science/Research
Job Code: R100033688

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About This Position

The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is seeking a Research Associate 1 interested in genetic studies of diseases. Responsibilities will include performing a variety of complex technical skills involved in conducting biological research laboratory experiments to obtain data for research purposes; compile, analyze, document and draw tentative conclusions from experimental results. Confer with Biorepository supervisors to review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments; make minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular equipment as required. Review laboratory methods manual, scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information applicable to research experiments. Determine and set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate laboratory equipment required for specific tests. Molecular techniques include, but are not limited to DNA and RNA extraction from blood, tissues, hair, and other specimens as required; agarose gel electrophoresis, nanodrop and Qubit quantitation, and tissue culture. Candidate will also be required to prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions.

The interdisciplinary and highly-collaborative faculty of the HIHG aims to discover genetic influences on human health and translate this knowledge into the practice of medicine through improved diagnostics, treatments and medications. The faculty has a unique track-record identifying genetic risk factors for more than 60 diseases combined with current funding of more than $34 million from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related science field. Must complete Citi Training and all required lab training within first 30 days of service. 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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