Assistant Scientist (Miami Project to Cure Paralysis)

University of Miami

Miami, FL

Job posting number: #7057583 (Ref:R100032485)

Posted: June 5, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine has an exciting career opportunity for an Assistant Scientist. The Assistant Scientist will be part of groups of dedicated researchers and will have frequent interactions with a broad range of scientists with expertise in molecular biology, neurobiology, genetics, bioinformatics and molecular pharmacology at the Department of Neurological Surgery and Department of Ophthalmology. Previous experience in optic nerve, retina and CNS injury models in rodents, DNA mutagenesis/cloning, RT-PCR and in situ hybridization are a prerequisite. Experience in Crispr/Cas, primary cell cultures and bioinformatics are desirable.

The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:

Perform molecular biology techniques such as site directed mutagenesis, shRNA, Crispr/Cas9, DNA/plasmid cloning, real time PCR

Perform rodent in vivo surgeries in CNS injury models involving retina and/or optic nerve

Perform primary neuronal (and glial) cell cultures

Perform experiments to determine the signaling pathways involved in cell injury responses

Present findings at lab meetings, departmental seminars and national and/or international conferences

Train and supervise students and volunteers

Assist in performing next generation RNA sequencing and analysis

High content screening of cell phenotypes using primary neurons

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D., M.D. or other doctoral level degree as well as at least one year of relevant experience in optic nerve, retina and CNS injury models in rodents, DNA mutagenesis/cloning, RT-PCR and in situ hybridization. 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.

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 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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