Research Associate 1 (Miami Project to Cure Paralysis) job Miami Florida
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Research Associate 1 (Miami Project to Cure Paralysis) Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 8884227
Location: Miami, Florida Date Posted: 8/21/2019
Wage: Negotiable Category: Science/Research
Job Code: R100034424

Job Description:

About This Position

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine has an exciting career opportunity for a Research Associate 1. This position is responsible for undertaking experiments on small animals and performing surgery, histological, biochemical, immunological and behavioral tasks for the advancement of research projects in collaboration with other laboratory staff as well as the organization of laboratory data and resources (paper and electronic).

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

  • Perform procedures and analysis associated with surgical and behavioral assessment of sensory and motor function in rodents following experimental spinal cord injury including, animal surgeries (laminectomy, spinal cord injury, tracing), animal post-operative care, animal perfusion and tissue dissection, tissue sectioning.

  • Perform immuno-histological staining, fluorescent and confocal microscopy imaging and stereological analysis of CNS tissue.

  • Flow cytometry assessment of immune cells. FACS purification of glial cells and tissue culture.

  • Maintain an electronic repository of datasheets, ACUC/IBC protocols, chore lists and laboratory resources in SharePoint to be readily available to the supervisor and other staff when needed.

  • The position will require frequent after hours and weekend work with animal care and management.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study. Strong PC experience; Microsoft Office Suite experience required including Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint and Outlook. Experience working in Adobe Acrobat and file structures on networked drives is preferred. Must be flexible and adaptable to changing project priorities and work assignments as well as after hours and weekend work as required by the project. Candidate should demonstrate creative thinking as it relates to identifying and recommending solutions to problems. Knowledge of routine office practices and procedures. Ability to learn and master new techniques. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to work with considerable independence.

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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