Assistant Professor of Research - Surgery

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-01-03
Req: R100026143
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The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

Job Description

The incumbent will ideally have a background in genetics, molecular biology or equivalent area.  The Research Assistant Professor will manage postdoctoral fellows and their research projects, and will supervise research projects of interns, undergraduate or graduate students.  The Research Assistant Professor may lecture or conduct demonstrations and teach across UM schools.  The Research Assistant Professor will partner and collaborate with faculty in the Department of Surgery, and perhaps other departments throughout UM, to advance knowledge, training, and education.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Reporting to the Chairman of the Department of Surgery, the incumbent will conduct, collaborate and manage scientific research and investigations
  • Manage the daily operations of his/her lab
  • Conduct regular lab meetings
  • Supervise, mentor and manage postdoctoral fellows as well as graduate students engaged in collaborative research projects
  • Explore and develop appropriate research collaborations both within and outside of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine departments and schools
  • Collect and analyze data
  • Write and submit scientific papers and abstracts, as well as submit grant proposals


Faculty members in the Department of Surgery will need to meet the following requirements:

Requirements (essential)

  • Ph.D. in genetics, biology, molecular biology, or equivalent area
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of scientific techniques
  • Demonstrated experience in running a lab, funded research projects, and/or supervising post-docs
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with diverse constituency
  • Computer literacy
  • Completion of successful post-doctoral work that has resulted in co-authorship of papers in peer reviewed journals while serving as a postdoctoral fellow and/or research instructor.
  • Demonstrates ability to develop collaborative research projects in a manner consistent with the mentor’s research plan and contribute towards the making of scientific advances in the field of work.
  • Demonstrates ability to teach in the laboratory setting and/or through presentations of papers and/or seminars.
  • Contribution to grant applications that are collaborative in nature with the mentor and/or demonstrated ability to write competitive grants independently.
  • Demonstrates desire to move towards scientific independence through submission of grant applications, development of independent research projects, or, with the mentor’s approval, collaborate with scientists other than the primary mentor with whom the scientist works.

Applicants must apply online.

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Posted: 12/11/2018
Application Due: 1/17/2021
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