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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 Surgery - Oncology Research at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. This position will provide research support to Dr. Karoline Briegel and will focus on WNT signaling and embryonic transcription factors in cancer stem cell regulation, breast cancer progression and metastasis, etiology of triple-negative breast cancer, and anti-cancer stem cell therapies. The Postdoctoral Associate will take a multidisciplinary approach to understand the basic mechanisms of tumorigeneis, which will include the use of biochemistry, cell biology, proteomics, genomics, mouse genetics, and the analysis of human clinical samples.

The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:
  • Conceiving and executing experiments.
  • Data analysis and presentation.
  • Laboratory organization and maintenance.
  • Presenting seminars and other forms of research communication.
  • Applying for and being successful in obtaining extramural funding.


The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Ph.D. in the life sciences, M.D., or other doctoral-level degree with a background in biochemistry, molecular biology, stem cell biology, and state-of-the-art genomic and proteomics techniques is desirable. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with a strong command of the English language. Excellent organizational and time management 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 Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information-https://www.hr.miami.edu/careers/employment-laws-eo/index.html

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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Job No: 65710878
Posted: 11/8/2018
Application Due: 1/7/2019
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