Postdoctoral Associate (Microbiology and Immunology)

Miami, Florida
Apr 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. This position conducts a wide variety of research to advance knowledge of life processes, and develop methodologies and procedures for medical use in treating diseases. Duties may include, but are not limited to, supporting research activities at the University and working under the direction of a principal investigator, program director, or designee of the principal investigator or program director; working under direct supervision, but carrying out research duties with creativity and latitude; maintaining an overview of relevant research findings; preparing reports of research results for public presentation through seminars and conferences; collecting and analyzing data as requested; maintaining appropriate databases; ensuring accurate written and computerized records; undertaking literature searches for the research project; interpreting and presenting the findings of the literature searches, advising the research teams appropriately regarding potential projects; maintaining up to date knowledge with subject related and professional issues, in particular, developments in the specific subject area; ensuring all research is undertaken according to good research practice and guidance; and contributing to extramural proposals, publications, and presentations relevant to the specific area of research.

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology. Candidates must have successfully defended their thesis to be eligible for consideration. Prefer at least one year of relevant research experience with cell culture, Western blot, DNA and RNA purification, PCR as well as in T-cells assays (CTL), ELISA, cancer models and immunotherapy. Immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry knowledge is required. Also prefer experience with in vivo experiments using murine models. Prefer previous experience with animal experiments and a strong knowledge of immunology is required; molecular and cell biology preferred. Individual must possess advances scientific knowledge and be capable of exercising considerable latitude for independent judgment, perform non-routine and complex laboratory duties requiring advanced technical skills and proficiency for divisional faculty.

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