Postdoctoral Associate (Immunology/Microbiology/Virology)

Miami, Florida
May 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The laboratory of Dr. Natasa Strbo at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Microbiology and Immunology has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. This position works on the development of the novel heat shock protein based vaccine, gp96-lg against ZIKA virus. Provides training in tissue culture, molecular biology, mucosal immunology, basic virology, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and in vivo murine studies including in vivo viral infection. Duties may include, but are not limited to, innovating and devising novel approaches on projects and research; providing training in tissue culture, molecular biology, mucosal immunology, basic virology, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and in vivo murine studies including in vivo viral infection; solving experimental problems and being creative in interpreting results; maintaining a complete and thorough laboratory notebook; contributing ideas and constructive criticisms at weekly meetings; writing up and submitting rough drafts of abstracts and publications to the Principal Investigator; assisting the Principal Investigator in preparing documents for progress reports; presenting research data and findings in laboratory meetings, local conferences and national meetings; training and overseeing undergraduate and graduate researchers in the laboratory; solving problems in scientific and technical execution, interpreting experimental data and maintaining accurate records; developing, adapting and implementing new laboratory procedures; providing technical assistance to laboratory members; assisting in the preparation of data and figures for manuscripts for scientific presentations; ordering supplies and maintaining accounting files for the laboratory; and searching literature for references to technical problems.

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Ph.D. and/or M.D. preferably in Immunology and Microbiology/Virology. Ability to work successfully while under pressure and deadlines. Good interpersonal and analytical skills. Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision. Ability to write manuscripts and abstracts.

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