Postdoctoral Associate (Synthetic/Polymer Chemistry/Nanoparticle Synthesis)

Miami, Florida
May 12, 2017
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 University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. This position will be involved in the development of unique nanomedicine platforms for diseases where mitochondria can play as an important target. The laboratory focuses on diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative diseases. Candidates with strong backgrounds in synthetic chemistry, polymer chemistry, nanoparticle synthesis and characterization are highly encouraged to apply. Seeking a person who is passionate about research, energetic and enthusiastic about laboratory work and is flexible in working on multiple projects. This position will support career growth by providing opportunities to participate in grant writing, mentoring other researchers and providing resources to learn a large number of cutting-edge techniques. In the laboratory, the major focus is on learning and we look at research projects as problem solving activity to provide the scientific community with new and unknown knowledge for eventual translation of our technologies for human use.

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Ph.D. in a relevant field of study in life science. Experience in molecular biology, tissue culture, immunohistochemistry and animal handling is highly desirable. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with fluency in the English language. Ability to work collaboratively with others. Good organizational skills. Demonstrated record of high enthusiasm and motivation, significant independence, creative thinking and knowledge in scientific manuscript and grant writing, preparation and editing.

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