Senior Research Assistant
Senior Research Assistant, Port Saint Lucie, FL - Part-time-523556

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit

Provides research assistance to the Principal Investigator (PI) in managing the research and laboratory for the Center for Translational Science in Port Saint Lucie, FL.

Performs synthesis of peptides and small molecule compounds.
Performs, develops, and analyzes routine experimental assays.
Collaborates with other department members to design and conduct experiments and record findings. Performs opioid receptor binding assays for library screening. Conducts ive cell imaging.
Performs maintenance of the laboratory to ensure it is stocked with all requirements.
Conducts cell culture and cell-based assays. Assists in writing technical reports, presentation, and research publications.Conducts cell culture and cell-based assays.
Analyzes data, draws conclusions, and presents findings to laypersons.
Complies with all safety and quality controls.
Performs other related duties as assigned or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Minimum Qualification: 

High school diploma with six (6) years of experience in research support or a Bachelor's degree with two (2) years of experience in related field.
Departmental Requirements:

Experience with binding assays.
General laboratory and recordkeeping skills
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Work Schedule:

20 hours a week

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Florida International University
Port Saint Lucie, 34987