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.


Research Support Specialist (R100058431)

The Research Support Specialist will be an integral part of a project identifying and functionally testing changes due to traumatic brain and spinal cord injury (TBI).  Principle duties will involve histology, immunohistochemistry, and various microcopy techniques.  This position has various duties, some of which are daily routine, and some of them recur periodically. In general, independent thinking, setting clear priorities, diligence, good organizational skills, and efficient time management are required. Experience with complex computer analysis software and previous experience in a core facility environment are also advantageous. (06/2022)  Full Job Description

Research Associate 2 (R100056824)

The Research Associate 2, SOM contributes to the University’s research activities under the supervision of senior staff. Moreover, the incumbent understands, interprets, and complies with research policies and protocols. Our research is focused on spinal cord injury and neuropathic chronic pain and development of cell transplantation therapies. The Research Associate must be capable of working under minimal supervision following training. Necessary training for specific methods and procedures will be provided. The Research Associate will be expected to provide timely reports and participate in data analysis and presentation of results for scientific conferences, publications, and grant applications. (04/2022)  Full Job Description

Research Associate 1 (R100056827)

The Research Associate 1, SOM supports research activities for the assigned division by conducting laboratory experiments on assigned research projects. Moreover, the incumbent operates with the goal of advancing his/her expertise through continued education, training, and research.  Our research is focused on neuropathic chronic pain and development of experimental therapies. Ideal candidates will have previous experience working in a research lab, handling small rodents, and be capable of working under minimal supervision following training. Necessary training for specific methods and procedures will be provided. The Research Associate will be responsible for understanding research protocols and procedures, rodent behavioral testing, immunocytochemical analyses, and rodent surgical assistance.   The Research Associate is expected to provide timely reports and participate in data analysis and presentation of results for scientific conferences, publications, and grant applications. (04/2022)  Full Job Description

Associate Scientist

The Atkins laboratory has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate or Associate Scientist position. This position is for an electrophysiologist interested in studying the circuitry changes resulting from traumatic brain injury. The focus of the Atkins’s laboratory is to develop cognitive therapeutics for chronic traumatic brain injury. The candidate will study this problem at the electrophysiology level, using hippocampal slice recordings. If interested, please send your cv to catkins@miami.edu.

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



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 (R100058405)

The Post Doctoral Associate position is a great opportunity to advance your Ph.D. knowledge and gain experience in research laboratory operations. This position will be part of a group of dedicated researchers and will have frequent interactions with a broad range of scientists with expertise in molecular biology, neurobiology, genetics, bioinformatics and molecular pharmacology at the Department of Neurological Surgery and Department of Ophthalmology.  The Post Doctoral Associate performs scientific research and studies under the supervision of managing staff. Moreover, the Post Doctoral Associate promotes institutional recognition through literal contributions to the scientific community. (05/2022)  Full Job Description


Clinical Business Operations Representative (R100057980-1)

The Clinical Business Operations Representative facilitates the prompt resolution of problems related to pre and post care that arise in daily clinical operations. The incumbent in this position performs general administrative and receptionist functions, to include answering incoming calls, efficient management of patients, and the acquisition of necessary patient-care and records. This role will also assist patients in a courteous, efficient and professional manner and ensure adherence to divisional and departmental service standards. (05/2022)  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 Principal 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 >



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 >