Postdoctoral Associate (HIV Research)

University of Miami

Miami, FL

Job posting number: #7058507 (Ref:R100033638)

Posted: July 15, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. This position will do the planning and conducting of projects related to flow cytometry, cell culture and molecular biology in support of a project on HIV which is funded by NIH. The Postdoctoral Associate must demonstrate initiative in conduct of research.

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 cell culture immunology including flow cytometry and molecular biology. Schedule and perform experiments in research laboratory. Conduct research independently and with good laboratory practice.

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

Provide technical assistance to lab members. Perform complex and routine molecular biology procedures including PCR, RT-PCR, Q-PCR, DNA/RNA extraction.

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

Order supplies and maintain accounting files for laboratory.

Search literature for references to technical problems and keep informed by reading technical journal and publications. Provide assistance to the P.I. in research related to P.I. projects.

Present data in laboratory meetings and journal club, and give presentations that include background research.

Teach basic and applied immunology to students and new members of the laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D., M.D., or other doctoral-level degree. Must have good understanding of immunology and HIV/AIDS. Understanding of flow cytometry data analysis and statistics/bioinformatics are desirable.

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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