Miami, Florida
Apr 11, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical
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 Associate Scientist position will be working in the Research Lab at the University of Miami- Miller School of Medicine. This candidate will be studying epigenetic mechanisms of adaptation to metabolic stress responses and epigenetic mechanisms of resistance in acute leukemia. The candidate should be a highly motivated individual with solid training in epigenetics, and/or cell biology, and/or molecular biology. The ideal candidate should have exposure in epigenetics and/or human genetics, or prior work experience in an epigenetics and/or human genetics laboratory for translational research in the basic molecular biology of acute leukemia.Primary Duties and Responsibilities:Appointees will support research activities at the University and may work under the direction of Julio Barredo, MD, principal investigator/program director. Appointees will be required to supervise Research employees and/or nonexempt staff. Appointees will play a leadership role in basic and applied research activities, including authorship of scientific publications, technical and agency reports, or in patent preparation. The incumbent will devote 100% effort to basic science research focused on the development of basic science research in the areas of: Epigenetic mechanisms of metabolic stress responses in acute leukemia, Epigenetic mechanisms driving resistance in acute leukemia, In vitro and in vivo models of acute leukemia, and translational research focus including: Pre-clinical studies supporting translation into clinical trials in acute leukemia

Principal job duties include but are not limited to: Developing, together with principal investigator/program director, innovative research ideas. Designing and conducting experiments
Collecting and interpreting data. Assisting the principal investigator/program director in project planning and timing management. Play a leadership role submitting articles for peer reviewed publications
Presenting research results at scientific meetings. Participating in grant writing activities.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD. or MD. degree. Minimum of five years of relevant post-doctoral research experience. Experience in epigenetics and human genetics. Training and skills in epigenetics, and/or cell biology, and/or molecular biology. Ability to write research grants and manuscripts. Excellent English communication skills, both oral and written. Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.

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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