Sr. Research Associate 1 (Neuroscience)|
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, is seeking a Sr. Research Associate 1 to work in Miami, FL. This position offers professional growth in the research associate track along with a robust benefits package.
The Senior Research Associate 1 (second level research position, track one) supports research activities under the direction of a principle investigator, program director or designee of the principle investigator or program director.
Perform procedures and analysis associated with histological and behavioral assessment of animals following spinal cord injury including, animal surgeries (laminectomy, tracing, cell transplantation), animal post-operative care, animal perfusion and tissue dissection, tissue sectioning and staining, behavioral measurement of sensory and motor function as well as fluorescent and confocal microscopy and tissue culture.
Perform biochemistry, immunochemistry and molecular biology techniques including cell and tissue staining, western blotting, gel electrophoresis and ELISA.
Be able to manage transgenic mouse colonies, perform genotyping and coordinate breeding programs for the mice.
Prepare datasheets, ACUC/IBC protocols, chore lists and laboratory resources to be readily available to the supervisor and other staff when needed.
The position will require after hours and weekend work with animal care and management.
Master's Degree in a basic science or health discipline
Skill in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data.
Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems.
Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.
Department Specific Functions
Contribute to a research program aimed at identifying novel therapeutics for promoting axon regeneration and neuroprotection after injury to the central nervous system.
Work as an integral member of a research team employing gene therapy, biomaterials, and cell-based strategies to induce neurorepair and functional recovery towards the development and translation of treatments to the clinical setting for spinal cord, nerve, and brain injury.
Use prior knowledge of Neuroscience, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to optimize techniques and protocols, design and troubleshoot experiments, interpret data, and write reports.