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Career Opportunities at The Miami Project
Job Opportunities at The Miami Project

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine is the world’s most comprehensive research center specializing in spinal cord injury. Our multi-disciplinary team of more than 200 scientists and researchers are committed to finding new treatments for the paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury.

Individuals interested in employment at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis are encouraged to visit the University of Miami Career site for a list of available positions.

FACULTY POSITIONS

Principal Investigator, Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis/Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine is seeking outstanding applicants at the Assistant, Associate or full Professor levels. A significant record of academic accomplishment and the potential to attract independent research funding are important considerations for these tenure track positions. The Miami Project offers excellent basic science, translational, and clinical research programs directed toward study of central and peripheral nervous system damage and development of novel treatments to promote functional recovery. The completion of a new Rehabilitation Hospital in 2020 will present an outstanding opportunity for the translation of emerging therapies to a large brain and spinal cord patient population. Applicants will also have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty throughout the university including the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy and Biomedical Engineering to advance multi-disciplinary approaches. Full Job Description

Principal Investigator, Rehabilitation Strategies in Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis/Department of Neurological Surgery/Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and College of Engineering are seeking outstanding applicants at the Assistant, Associate or full Professor levels. A significant record of academic accomplishment and the potential to attract independent research funding are important considerations for these tenure track positions. The Miami Project offers excellent basic science, translational, and clinical research programs directed toward study of central and peripheral nervous system damage and development of novel treatments to promote functional recovery. The completion of a new Rehabilitation Hospital in 2020 will present an outstanding opportunity for the translation of emerging therapies and technologies to a large brain and spinal cord patient population. The recent establishment of the Institute of Neural Engineering at the University of Miami presents an opportunity for qualified candidates to be hired jointly by the Miami Project and the BME Department. Applicants will also have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty throughout the university including the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Neurology and Biomedical Engineering to advance multi-disciplinary approaches.  Full Job Description

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATES

Our Postdoctoral Programs offer the opportunity for candidates to perform research in a scientifically diverse setting and contribute to the overall research efforts taking place in our facility.  Individuals are considered on the basis of education, certifications, and/or relevant work experience. Candidates must also demonstrate willingness in furthering the continuing scientific and technological success of The Miami Project.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

The Miami Project’s affiliation with the University of Miami Graduate Neuroscience Program makes it a prime location for the mentoring of eager students.

Graduate students in the UM Neuroscience program are trained in cellular, molecular, and integrative neuroscience and have the option of choosing mentors from among Miami Project faculty.

To be considered for admission to the UM Neuroscience graduate program, applicants must have:

  • a bachelor’s degree in one of the biological, behavioral or physical sciences
  • a grade point average of 3.0 or above (out of 4.0).
  • a strong quantitative background, and
  • a combined score of 1000 or higher on the General Test of the GRE.

STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS

Both graduate and undergraduate students have the opportunity to volunteer or accept part-time paid positions in many of our laboratories. Paid positions for summer students are made available each year through the support of various funding agencies.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

The following is a list of other opportunities available to Graduate and Undergradute students at the University of Miami:

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

The Miami Project Remote Summer Undergraduate Program 2020 is an 8-week neurotrauma-based; mentor supported program. Selected undergraduate students will participate in remote educational sessions and learn about preclinical and clinical neurotrauma research.  The Program will consist of 3 weekly, one-hour zoom sessions with additional engagement through social media content (Facebook) and weekly blogging summarizing their experiences, acquired knowledge, and feedback.

Neuroscience Undergraduate Program

The University of Miami has taken advantage of its strength in neuroscience research and graduate training to develop an outstanding undergraduate neuroscience major. A key component of this program is the integration of neuroscience faculty at the Medical School with those on the Coral Gables campus. Faculty members cross campuses to share their expertise with undergraduates, and students may gain research experience in neuroscience faculty laboratories. Another component is the development of several new undergraduate courses, including a comprehensive neuroscience laboratory course, a course in the mechanisms of neural diseases, and a developmental biology class. These courses add to an already extensive set of existing neuroscience courses in the biology and psychology departments that are available to neuroscience majors.

Summer Research Program for Underrepresented Minorities & Women

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Community Outreach welcomes applicants for the College of Arts and Sciences Summer Research Program for Underrepresented Minorities & Women. The program is open to underrepresented minority and women students in the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences. Qualified applicants should have completed at a minimum their sophomore year, be US citizens or permanent residents and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Honors Summer Research

The Honors Summer Research Program matches honors students, who have completed at least one semester at UM, with a faculty mentor on the Medical, Rosenstiel, and Coral Gables campuses to do research in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The students are required to work 6 to 8 weeks during the summer. Students in the program receive 3 honors credits, a grade from the supervising professor in the fall semester, and a stipend of $1,500 at the completion of the research assignment. Students are encouraged to find their own housing for the summer.

University of Miami Summer Scholars Program

The University of Miami Summer Scholars Program provides an exciting opportunity for current high school sophomores and juniors to explore their academic passions and experience what it’s like to be a college student. This unique academic program allows students to earn college credit, interact with world class professors, make lasting friendships, and grow as independent thinkers.

Graduate Students
Neuroscience Graduate Program

The Neuroscience Program at the University of Miami trains graduate students and postdoctoral fellows for research and teaching careers in the neurosciences. The research interests of the faculty include: the cellular mechanisms underlying neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, and AIDS-related dementia; the ways in which chemical addictions are acquired and can be controlled; strategies to limit and even repair damage to the brain and spinal cord; the molecular mechanisms underlying ion channels and neurotransmitter receptors; sensory transduction; mechanisms of learning and memory; and the development of the nervous system.

Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS)

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has embarked upon a journey of unprecedented growth, with new cutting edge centers of excellence in areas like genetics, genomics and stem cell research to add to our proven efforts in paralysis, cancer, diabetes and eye care. Our students have access to renowned faculty, groundbreaking research, and state of the art resources. All of this set in a bustling international city and an inviting subtropical climate. Learn more about the exciting research being conducted by our faculty.