Postdoctoral Associate (Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology)
Job posting number: #7063230 (Ref:R100037983)
Posted: January 24, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionThe Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. This is a research position in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology to study the androgen receptor, oncogenic signaling in an endocrine context, and therapeutic resistance in cell and mouse models of prostate cancer. The Postdoctoral Associate must be able to function independently, to design and perform routine and complex laboratory experiments, to present results at scientific meetings, and to prepare manuscripts for publication in refereed journals.
The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:
Work relatively independent under the mentorship of Dr. Kerry Burnstein to contribute to the basic research of the lab.
Perform routine and complex laboratory experiments, including the planning and conducting of projects involving molecular / cell biology and mouse tumor models with oversight of the PI.
Solve problems in scientific and technical execution, interpret experimental data and maintain accurate records.
Provide training and mentoring to graduate students as well as provide technical assistance to lab members.
Stay informed by reading technical journal and publications and search literature for references to technical problems.
Assist in the preparation and writing of manuscripts and the preparation of data and figures for publication in refereed journals.
Present data in laboratory meetings and scientific meetings.
Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular genetics, cell biology, cancer biology or a related life science field required. Recent Ph.D. or previous postdoctoral experience in cellular and molecular biology with a strong publication record. Experience in molecular biology and hands-on experience with mouse models including survival surgery. Strongly prefer experience in tissue culture and microscopic cell imaging. Strongly prefer familiarity with big data, bioinformatics analysis and transcriptomics. Prefer experience with models of prostate cancer. Ability to work without supervision and with considerable latitude for independent judgment. 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.
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