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The department of Pathology, division of Comparative Pathology is actively seeking a full-time Research Associate 1 to work on the UHealth campus. The Research Associate 1 is considered the entry level position for the Division of Comparative Pathology. The technician works in all areas of this division which hosts a vigorous UMMG outreach veterinary clinical pathology laboratory and a cost center laboratory which supports UM animal researchers and the Division of Veterinary Resources.
CORE JOB FUNCTIONS
Perform specialized routine and specialized diagnostic procedures in the areas of chemistry, hematology, and immunology utilizing standard protocols involving ELISA, IFA, microscopy, serology, RIA, gel electrophoresis, chemistry and hematology analyzers and others. Calculate test results. All tests have maximum turnaround time of 4-6 hours necessitating excellent work and organizational skills. Works independently in these areas.
Operate sensitive and complex laboratory equipment including maintenance and troubleshooting/minor repairs.
Accessions and registers clinical specimens received for all testing areas of the lab utilizing a computer system
Assist in client management including shipping of test supplies and new client communications/packages.
Understands and interprets research protocols and procedures.
Participates in the publication of significant results.
Maintains an overview of relevant research findings.
Ensures all research is undertaken according to good research practice.
Keeps abreast of current publications relative to methods, techniques, and developments within the area of research.
Collects, prepares, analyzes, dissects, and evaluates specimens or tissue cultures.
Operates and maintains laboratory equipment.
Performs a variety of routine assays, tests, and studies.
Performs calculations to complete research test results, collects data, and performs statistical analysis of laboratory results.
Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
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.
Bachelor's Degree in relevant field required
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.
Commitment to the University's core values.
Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
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.
Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller 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.
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