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Sr. Research Associate 1

University of Miami

This is a Full-time position in Miami, FL posted June 3, 2020.

Location: Miami, FL

Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology is offering a one-year funded fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology. The Florida Lions Ocular Pathology Laboratory is a free-standing, endowed laboratory that services the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and receives specimens and consultations from South Florida, as well as the rest of the United States and Latin America. Over 3,200 surgical specimens are processed each year including over 340 globes, and a wide variety of conjunctival, corneal, orbital, lid and intraocular lesions.

The Sr. Research Associate will assist with the archive of glass slides, consisting of over 52,000 cases available for examination, teaching and research activities. The Sr. Research Associate will assist to sign out cases, and is involved in grossing surgical specimens, reviewing slides, ordering additional stains or levels and documenting results. The fellow is responsible for instructing 1st year residents on the gross examination of all whole globes received at the laboratory, and cutting of 300+ enucleated eyes. Various faculty members and residents interact with the SRA to discuss case reports, research, and take photos of specimens. The pathology lab has various on-going research projects in which the SRA will assist in collecting data, photographing slides, and writing reports. The SRA is also responsible for acquiring additional information on patient histories when needed.  Throughout the year, the SRA assists with creating educational lectures and is required to give two grand rounds lectures and tumor-related conferences.  The SRA is also a consult liaison when reviewing cases with the University’s Hematopathology, Dermatopathology, and Surgical Pathology Divisions.

Core Functions:

  • Contributes to basic and applied research activities by collecting and analyzing data, maintaining databases etc.
  • Understands and interprets research protocols and procedures
  • Participates in the publication of significant results, to include authorship of scientific monographs
  • Advances expertise through continued education, training and/or research.
  • Maintains an overview of relevant research findings.
  • Ensures all research is undertaken according to good research practice and guidance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Core Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree with clinical background preferred in Ophthalmology; some research experience is considered an advantage.
  • Candidate must have excellent English communication skills, both oral and written.

Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.

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.

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.

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