Postdoctoral Associate (Otolaryngology)

Miami, Florida
Mar 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Otolaryngology has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. This position works under the supervision of Dr. Suhrud Rajguru on a NIH-funded study. Current research is focused on developing applications of a variety of novel tools including optical neural stimulation techniques, localized therapeutic hypothermia and mathematical and experimental models. The Postdoctoral Associate supports interdisciplinary and ongoing translational research in the laboratory. We are seeking a highly-motivated Postdoctoral Associate with a strong background in inner ear biology and relevant research experience with evidence of tangible contributions to the dissemination of new research information. The Postdoctoral Associate will join a research team that aims to develop applications of optical stimulation of neurons in the auditory and vestibular systems. Will be working with mouse/rat in vivo models and electrophysiological techniques.

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Ph.D. or M.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biomedical Engineering or other biomedical science field of study. Experience with mouse/rat in vivo models and electrophysiological techniques. Prior experience working in the area of inner ear biology or having a background in optics is preferred.

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