The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine-UHealth is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. Our Faculty teach students who represent the future of medicine. Our researchers are discovering breakthrough patient treatments. 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 subspecialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year.
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis is seeking a Research Associate 3. This position involves performing surgical, histological, biochemical and molecular techniques so as to gather scientific data necessary for moving cell and gene therapeutics in experimental spinal cord and brain trauma towards clinical implementation. This work includes neurosurgery, immunohistochemistry, western blotting, RT-PCR, in situ hybridization, FACS/flow, cell culture and the preparation of expression constructs and viral vectors for gene therapeutic purposes. Critical to this position is a strong background in neurosurgery, molecular biology and biochemistry with previous experience in the techniques listed above. A person with good interpersonal and writing skills, a willingness to learn new techniques, and a responsible work ethic is desired. An ability to generate new ideas and research directions would also be a plus.
Minimum qualifications are as follows: Bachelor’s degree in a science related area with at least 5 years of relevant work related experience required. Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certification may be considered.
UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the groundbreaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. University of Miami Hospital is the flagship facility of UHealth, which also includes the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, along with dozens of outpatient facilities. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.