Postdoctoral Associate (Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center)

University of Miami

Miami, FL

Job posting number: #7058314 (Ref:R100033041)

Posted: July 5, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. This position will report to Dr. Stephen Nimer, Professor in the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC). The Postdoctoral Associate will be responsible for the design and conduct of research into the pathogenesis of human hematologic malignancies. He or she will work independently designing, carrying out, and critiquing experiments. The Postdoctoral Associate will have sophisticated knowledge of molecular biology, cellular biology, biochemistry, or mouse modeling of human cancer. He or she will be able to initiate collaborations with scientists within SCCC or elsewhere.

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

Perform complex laboratory assignments, including the planning and conducting of projects related to understanding the pathogenesis of human hematologic malignancies. Schedule and perform experiments in research laboratory including tissue culture, retroviral or lentiviral transduction of human or mouse cells, routine molecular biology such as QPCR, western blots, preparation of RNA or DNA for gene expression profiling methylation studies or genomic analysis.

Solve problems in scientific and technical execution, interpret experimental data and maintain accurate records.
May need to develop, adapt and implement new lab procedures.

Maintain accurate records of research findings and the analysis of the results.

Assist in the preparation of data and figures for manuscripts and for scientific presentations using Power Point, and other graphics software as needed.

Search literature for references to technical problems and keep informed by reading technical journal and publications.

Present data in laboratory meetings and other venues.

Prepare manuscripts for publication in collaboration with PI and lab members.

Ensure and document laboratory adherence to safety standards, especially in the use of hazardous items.

Assist with the implementation of new program and initiatives.

Mentor graduate and undergraduate students as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree in Biology, Biological Sciences, Life Science, Oncology and/or other related fields. Must be able to work with minimum direct supervision and independent judgment. Excellent skills in computer and communication, both verbal and written, with good command of the English language.

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.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

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