Postdoctoral Associate (Epigenetics/Cancer Biology/Immunology)

Location
Miami, Florida
Posted
Apr 14, 2017
Ref
54457484
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking a PhD scientist at the Post Doctorial Associate level for its expanding hematological malignancies research program for children and adolescents. The current focus of the program is epigenetic mechanisms of metabolic stress responses and resistance in acute leukemia The Division has comprehensive programs in oncology, neuro-oncology, sickle-cell disease, stem cell transplantation and hemophilia, with ongoing clinical, translational and basic research in these areas. The Division is an integral part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, a leading research institution, and the UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Department of Pediatrics ranks as one of the top Pediatric Programs for NIH funding. Excellent opportunities for participation in clinical, basic or translational research collaborations are available within existing programs in epigenetics and human genetics, tumor biology, molecular epidemiology, among others. The Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology has as active federally funded programs in pediatric oncology and sickle cell disease within the state-of-the-art UM Batchelor Children’s Research Institute. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong academic and scientific background.

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Ph.D. or M.D. Candidates must have successfully defended their thesis to be eligible for consideration. Training in histology, immunology, cancer biology and/or relevant animal models as well as epigenetics and/or cell biology and/or molecular biology. Strong proficiency in Western blotting, protein/chromatin analysis, transfection of human and murine cells. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with fluency in the English language. Interested candidates should forward a letter of interest and CV, listing three references, to: Dr. Julio C. Barredo, M.D.Director, Division of Pediatric Hematology-OncologyDepartment of Pediatrics (D-820)PO Box 016960Miami, FL 33101Phone: (305) 243-6824Email: jbarredo@med.miami.edu

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