University of Miami

Miami, Florida

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The Diabetes Research Institute has an exciting opportunity for a Scientist, SOM position. The incumbent supports the University's research goals and objectives by engaging in complex experiments and investigations in a range of areas, depending on specialty and interests. Moreover, an employee in this position contributes to the scientific community and promotes the University's reputation as a leader in the field.


  • Oversees research employees, students, and other relevant staff.
  • Authors scientific publications, technical and agency reports, and patent applications.
  • Assists in the development of training materials for research staff.
  • Plans experiments and records and analyzes findings.
  • Prepares research proposals and funding applications.
  • Ensures that all activities are in compliance with applicable quality and regulatory standards.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant scientific and technical developments.
  • Presents ongoing work and findings to colleagues at academic conferences.
  • 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.

  • Ph.D., M.D. or other doctoral level degree in relevant field
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience


Department Specific Functions

Isolation of islets and other cells from human and nonhuman primate tissues Preparation of islets and other cells for transplant/infusion Molecular and cellular techniques for Immunologic and imaging assessments of human and nonhuman primate blood and tissues Data compilation and statistical analysis

Lab Based

Islet isolation and analysis (cell type, function, viability) and preparation for transplantation - any species but human and/or nonhuman primate ideal

Isolation and analysis of cells from hematopoietic and other tissues any species but human and/or nonhuman primate ideal

Molecular and cellular immunologic and tissue imaging techniques

Flow cytometry

In vitro assessments of islet function

In vitro assessments of immune cells in the allo and xeno transplant setting

Data compilation into graphs and preparation of slides, figures for grants and publications

Ability to compile different types of data and interpret at the assay and bigger picture level

Statistical analysis of data

Writing animal care and use protocols

Laboratory regulatory requirements

Assistance in grant and manuscript preparation


Coordination of 1-6 laboratory staff

Representation of lab within DRI and for interactions with key internal and external partners


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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