Research Associate 1 (Epigenetic Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

Job Details
Institution: University of Miami
Keyword Names: Academic/Research, Research Associate
Line 1: University of Miami
City: Miami
Country: United States

Job Description

Research Associate 1 (Epigenetic Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

University of Miami, USA

About This Position

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting career opportunity for a Research Associate 1. The laboratory of Dr. Luisa Cimmino focuses on how epigenetic regulators, such as the Ten-Eleven-Translocation (TET) dioxygenases, modulate DNA methylation to influence cell fate. We are looking for a lab technician to provide support for the day-to-day operations of a research laboratory in addition to participating in primary research studies.

This position requires a person who has knowledge of general laboratory duties and/or biological sciences. General responsibilities include ordering materials and reagents, maintenance of laboratory equipment, processing of specimens, data entry, maintenance of laboratory records including instrument logs, and inventory of reagents and supplies, sample processing, cloning, tissue culture, drug testing, mouse colony maintenance, data analysis and interpretation and assistance in publications as directed by the Laboratory Supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in a closely related field of study in the life sciences
  • Interest in fields of biochemistry, immunology, blood cancer or epigenetics
  • Practical experience in research techniques including DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, sequencing, western blotting, mammalian tissue culture, flow cytometry, microscopy, library screening and mouse monitoring and handling preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe, Graphpad prism and flow cytometry analysis software is a plus
  • Capable of prioritizing tasks to meet goals
  • Willingness to collaborate and support other laboratory members
  • Ability to communicate effectively.