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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.

A Postdoctoral Associate position is available in a vigorous research laboratory at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. We are seeking a highly motivated, well trained individual interested in pursuing Blood Cancer and Epigenetic research. The successful candidate will evaluate the epigenetic and molecular mechanisms by which deregulation of several oncogenic long non-coding RNAs lead to leukemic transformation using both animal models and primary human samples.

Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and a strong background in molecular and/or cellular biology, and preferably have experience working with hematopoiesis and RNA biology. Applicants with experience in stem cell biology or who are familiar with bioinformatic tools (particularly next generation sequencing data analysis) are encouraged to apply. The ideal applicant is a goal oriented, pro-active and hard-working individual with excellent organizational skills who is passionate about making a difference in cancer research. Excellent computer and communication skills and proficiency in English are mandatory. Qualified candidates may submit a CV, expected availability date, a complete list of publications, and 3 names of references.

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-

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: 65736775
Posted: 11/9/2018
Application Due: 11/29/2018
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