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Job Title:   Sr. Research Associate 1
Pay Grade:   r5
Pay Band Min / Max:   $40,000.00  -  $72,000.00
Position Number:   P00021137
Department / Hospital:   MSOM - Anesthesiology 6 -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 Anesthesiology Department has an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Research Associate 1. Incumbent will support interdisciplinary research programs as well as interact with the department’s faculty, scientists, fellows and support staff in relevant training activities. Existing research is focused on utilizing a variety of methods and models to define the epigenetic and molecular mechanisms of susceptibility to chronic and neuropathic pain and drug abuse, with the ultimate goal of developing novel therapeutics with viral vectors. Performs other duties as assigned. 

The minimum requirements are:  Master degree required.  PhD, MD or DVM preferred. One (1) to (3)  years of relevant work experience with evidence of tangible contributions to the dissemination of new research information.  Able to work in interdisciplinary setting. Good oral /written communication skills. Problem solving and ability to integrate detailed analysis into larger context. Experience with mouse/rat genetics/epigenetics and in vivo models required.  Laboratory experience in molecular and cellular biology, in situ hybridization, RNA, interference, ChIP, ChIP-seq, Luciferase assay, microarray technology, small animal stereotaxic alignment system, small animal transgenic model development. Priority to candidates with genetics/epigenetics, and or viral vector gene cloning background. Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications 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. 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. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.


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