Location
Coral Gables, Florida
Posted
Jun 07, 2018
Ref
62941498
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 Department of Biology, University of Miami, Coral Gables Campus has a position available for a Postdoctoral Associate. The individual in this role will participate in conducting experiments in evolutionary developmental biology. The laboratory focuses on the role of the Wnt signaling pathway in early embryonic development and animal body plan evolution. The individual will conduct research in this area, including participation in planning of procedures, developing and learning new methodologies, and training graduate and undergraduate students. The individual will be expected to have a strong working knowledge of concepts in developmental biology, and technical expertise in situ hybridization, gene cloning, immunohistochemistry procedures, microinjection and experimental embryology. The individual will be expected to participate in writing grants and manuscripts for publication.

Research: 80%
Planning: 10%
Writing papers and grants: 5%
Training students: 5%

Minimum qualifications:
• Ph.D. degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or Developmental Biology.
• Prior experience in marine invertebrate developmental biology is preferred.
• Must have working knowledge of basic molecular and cell biology techniques including polymerase chain reaction, RNA extraction, gene cloning, in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry techniques and experimental embryology. Apply online. Position #: P100034902.

The University of Miami is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. We are committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. 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 Employer. Come join us!

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