Job Opportunities

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 175 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.


Assistant Professor, Tenure Track – Spinal Cord Repair and Regeneration (R100049581)

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis/Department of Neurological Surgery is soliciting applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. The candidate should have a strong interest in pursuing pre-clinical research focused on developing and testing novel strategies to improve functional outcomes following spinal cord injury. Investigators using systems neuroscience, optogenetics, chemogenetics, computational, and/or regenerative approaches are of particular interest, but investigators using other approaches are also encouraged to apply (08/03/2021).  Full Job Description.


Assistant Scientist – Bioinformatics (R100051885)

The Miami Project To Cure Paralysis is currently seeking an Assistant Scientist in the area of Bioinformatics. The Assistant Scientist, SOM carries out a particular research agenda in support of the University’s research goals and objectives. Moreover, the Assistant Scientist, SOM contributes to the scientific community by publishing research findings and promotes the University’s reputation as a leader in the field. (11/2021)  Full Job Description

Research Associate 1 (R100052987)

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis Department has an exciting opportunity for a Full Time Research Associate 1. The Research Associate 1 serves as an entry level clinical research professional that has a basic foundation in clinical research through assigned responsibilities in data management and by performing research and experimentation support following established protocols. This role exhibits increased learned skills and flexibility in performing duties, and assumes responsibility for simple clinical research protocols and timelines. (11/2021)  Full Job Description

Research Associate 3 (R100051336)

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has an excellent opportunity for a full time Research Associate who is interested in spinal cord injury research using animal models. The laboratory of Dr. Jae Lee investigates mechanisms of neuroinflammation and scar formation in the injured spinal cord. The Research Associate would perform surgical, behavioral, and histological experiments related to spinal cord injury research using rodent models. Prior surgical experience in rodent models of neurological disorders as well as availability after hours for animal care are required. (09/2021) Full Job Description


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.

Post Doctoral Associate (R100050773)

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a full time Postdoctoral Associate. The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis is a center for neuroscience regarding neurotrauma and neurological disease. Dr. Widerstrom-Noga’s research program focuses on human chronic pain associated with these conditions. The postdoctoral associate will conduct verbal and psychophysical pain assessments, non-invasive brain stimulation, visual illusions, manage and analyze data, present, and publish results. The postdoctoral associate will be expected to communicate and interact well within our pain research group and with Miami Project faculty, staff, administrators and research participants. (09/15/2021)  Full Job Description


The mission of The Henry G. Steinbrenner Scholars Program is to train the next generation of neuroscientists focused on developing new treatments and cures for some of the world’s most complex neurological diseases including traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.

The Henry G. Steinbrenner Scholars Program is a prestigious and professional internship where the students are actively involved in the research and are working directly with the Principle Investigator.  Since its inception, The Miami Project has trained more than 500 post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and visiting scholars.  These positions provide an opportunity for exceptional students to work in state-of-the-art research laboratories.  Utilizing their knowledge and laboratory skills, students take on specific functions and projects as part of a multidisciplinary team.  By developing undergraduate and graduate students into the fields of science, research, medicine, and engineering, The Miami Project is increasing the number of scientists and laboratories around the world working to obtain the knowledge to initiate new discoveries and clinical trials.  Learn More >



Senior Accounting Assistant (R100050990)

The Department of Miami Project has an exciting opportunity for a Full-time Senior Accounting Assistant. The Senior Accounting Assistant applies accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information and prepares accurate reports and statements to ensure appropriate accounting control procedures in the assigned division(s). Furthermore, the Senior Accounting Assistant acts as mentor to junior staff members to develop talent and ensure compliance with applicable regulations. (09/2021)  Full Job Description


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.  Students have opportunities in both the Undergraduate and Graduate levels with the University of Miami.

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. Learn more >