Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Florida


Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-11-08
Req: R100036107
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The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful purpose to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

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The University has been named on Forbes's Best Employers list for two consecutive years, and is the only university in Florida to receive this honor.

About This Position

The Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. The Postdoctoral Associate performs scientific research and studies under the supervision of managing staff. Moreover, the Postdoctoral Associate promotes institutional recognition through literal contributions to the scientific community.

The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:

- Conduct experiments; participate in planning and developing research protocols

- Participate in planning and developing human and animal research protocols

- Be updated on the relevant literature

- Participate in lab meetings and journals clubs, give presentations, and prepare manuscripts on his /her findings for publications in close collaboration with the principal investigator

- Share duties of the tissue bank

- Provide support for laboratory infrastructure

- Take the requested regulatory courses required by the University for people working in the lab

- To have knowledge in work with RNA, DNA, protein, plasmids, cell transfection, FACS and other basic techniques

- To have knowledge and experience in design, cloning, protein purification, protein interaction, library screening

- Have basic knowledge in bioinformatics analysis of lymphoma data sets using standard analysis algorithms

- Perform complex and routine molecular biology and other laboratory procedures such including western blot, immuno-precipitation, protein expression, PCR, cloning, apoptosis assays and handling sequencing data

- Prepare publication-quality figures and otherwise contribute to generation and submission of manuscripts and for scientific presentations using Power Point, and other graphics software as needed

- Writing reviews and book chapters along with the PI. Assisting the PI in writing grants for funding to the NIH and state agencies. Reviewing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. and/or MD required degree in Biology, Biological Sciences, Life Science and/or other related field. Prefer two to four years of experience performing non-routine and complex laboratory duties requiring advanced technical skills and proficiency. Skill in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data. Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems. Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.

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.

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