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Research Associate 1 Cancer Research: Molecular Biology/Animal Models

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University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

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MSOM - Cell Biology 15 -STA

The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The Department of Cell Biology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has an exciting career opportunity for a Research Associate 1. This position will be responsible for planning and coordinating with the Principal Investigator on all aspects of molecular biology and animal research projects. The Research Associate 1 will need to have experience administering drug treatments in animal models and will need to be well versed in xenograft models of human cancer. The Research Associate 1 will communicate with and collaborate with other members of the research laboratory. This position will receive supervision and direction from the Principal Investigator and senior staff. Specifically, the duties and responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to, performing complex laboratory assignments including cell culture, transfection, PCR, Western blotting, immunohistochemistry, protein isolation and purification; managing transgenic animal colonies and maintaining detailed breeding records; establishing syngeneic and xenograft cancer models and administering drug treatments through injections and oral gavage; scheduling and performing experiments in a research laboratory; interpreting experimental data and maintaining accurate records; developing, adapting, and implementing new laboratory protocols and SOPs; assisting in the preparation of data and figures for manuscripts, grants, and scientific presentations; and ordering supplies, operating scientific equipment, and maintaining invoice records.

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Bachelor's Degree in a basic or health science related field of study such as Biology, Molecular Biology, or a closely related discipline. Prefer two years of relevant work related experience in molecular/cellular biology. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a good command of the English language. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work collaboratively with others. Experience using Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Veteran/Disability Employer. Come join us!

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.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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A private research university with more than 15,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond.

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