Postdoctoral Associate (Cancer Biology/Immunology/Leukemia Research)

Location
Miami, Florida
Posted
Apr 24, 2017
Ref
54610913
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. The incumbent will be employed to carry out advanced independent and/or directed research to achieve the objectives of the research project. Duties assigned to this title will require an in depth knowledge of a specialized field, process, or discipline and may involve organizing and implementing complex research plans, the development of methods of research, testing and data collection, analysis and evaluation, and writing reports containing descriptive, analytical and evaluative content. The duties will require the exercise of independent discretion and judgment in carrying out research activities within the predetermined research scope and methodology. The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator, who is also the Director of the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The incumbent will conduct research and ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of University of Miami.

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Ph.D. in a relevant discipline in cell/molecular biology, immunology, stem cell or leukemia research. Must have broad knowledge of hematological malignancy or related fields of cancer research as well as experience in human cell/tissue culture, molecular biological techniques, experimental experience with animal models, studies in epigenetics, and experience in cancer research. Ability to plan, organize and meet deadline; highly motivated, must be detail oriented, self-starter with strong interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of PC software programs: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Need the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and independently.
Must be able to apply logic and demonstrate problem solving techniques.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Veteran/Disability Employer. Come join us!

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

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