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Research Associate 2
Company: University of Miami
Location: Coral Gables, FL
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 08/19/2022
Expire Date: 10/19/2022
Job Categories: Healthcare, Other
Job Description
Research Associate 2
The Miami Project at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Full Time Research Associate 2 to work at the UHealth campus. The Research Associate 2, SOM contributes to the University’s research activities under the supervision of senior staff. Moreover, the incumbent understands, interprets, and complies with research policies and protocols. The individual will be a critical member of at least two NIH-funded programs. The work involves both in vitro and in vivo experiments that will support the discovery and development of novel therapeutics.
Performs specialized and complex experiments.
Participates in the publication of significant research results.
Advances expertise through education, training, and research.
Writes extramural proposals to gain support when appropriate.
Collects, prepares, analyzes, dissects, and evaluates specimens and tissue cultures.
Weighs and anesthetizes laboratory animals for experiments.
Operates sensitive and highly complex laboratory equipment.
Performs calculations to complete research test results.
Performs photography and darkroom processing.
Participates in training sessions and workshops.
Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
Accountabilities (For Non-exempt Employees Include Percent of Effort):
Conduct biochemical and cell-based assays, including high content screening assays
Do in vivo experiments using animal models to test the efficacy of novel compounds, cDNAs, or shRNAs.
Do routine molecular biology (cloning, PCR, RT-PCR, prepare viral vectors) to support the in vitro and in vivo experiments
Perform immunochemical staining of tissue sections, and both florescent and confocal microscopy.
Maintain laboratory areas; order lab supplies, participate in weekly lab meetings, including presenting results and methods to group members; plan weekly work schedules.
Keep detailed laboratory notebooks and maintain documents relating to standard-operating procedures and vectors. Assist other staff or trainees within the lab.
Other duties as assigned: “Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job.
Management reserves the right to revise duties as needed.”
Supervision Received: Reports to the Principal Investigator.
Supervision Exercised: None.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required
Minimum 2 years of relevant experience
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
Skill in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data.
Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems.
Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.
Ability to carry out complex tasks with relative independence, while also being able to integrate into a group with strong team-based orientation
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