(Temporary, Part-Time) Research Associate (Cell Biology Research) at University of Miami

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Job Description:
Job Title: (Temporary, Part-Time) Research Associate (Cell Biology Research)
Pay Grade: c103
Pay Band Min / Max: $31,600.00 - $50,600.00
Position Number: R100026819
Department / Hospital: Cell Biology

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 University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Cell Biology has an exciting opportunity for a temporary Research Associate. This is a grant funded research study position that will study the biogenesis, folding and maturation of acetylcholinesterase, the enzyme responsible for terminating neuromuscular transmission. The Research Associate 1 will be responsible for an independent research project to study the effects of synthetic and naturally occurring peptides and proteins on the folding and stabilization of newly synthesized acetylcholinesterase molecules in skeletal muscle fibers and nerve cells. In addition, the Research Associate 1 will be responsible for general laboratory management, preparation of shared reagents and stocks, and ordering supplies.

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Bachelor's Degree in a science related field of study. Prefer technical experience in several areas of cell biology including tissue culture of primary cells and cell lines, protein expression, enzyme biochemistry, analytical gel electrophoresis and Western blotting, immunofluorescence microscopy and proteomics. Ability and willingness to work with small laboratory animals.

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 Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information- https://www.hr.miami.edu/careers/employment-laws-eo/index.html

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. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.