Postdoctoral Associate (RNA Related Research)

Miami, Florida
Apr 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. This position supports research activities under the supervision of a faculty member in order to advance the Postdoctoral Associate's knowledge and/or to be documented by scientific publications. The focus of this position is carrying out research related to RNA metabolism in bacteria with particular emphasis on the ribonucleases involved in RNA maturation and RNA degradation. Duties may include, but are not limited to, working and collaborating on studies; ensuring the design, development, execution and implementation of scientific research and/or development in collaboration with the research team; investigating the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories to potential inventions and products; maintaining substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories; and contributing to scientific literature and conferences.

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Ph.D. or M.D. degree in a relevant scientific discipline and research experience in a relevant field of study. Candidates must have successfully defended their thesis to be eligible for consideration.

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