Postdoctoral Associate (Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center)
Job location: Miami, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-07-19
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About This Position
We are accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Associate in the Cancer Epigenetics Program in the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (Miami, Florida} to work in a highly collaborative environment investigating the molecular mechanisms of epigenetic regulation of leukemia and normal hematopoiesis.
We are currently seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate with in-depth knowledge and extensive skills in cellular and molecular biology to join the lab. The candidate should demonstrate expertise in various lab techniques including cell culture and molecular biology assays (molecular cloning, cell proliferation assay, subpopulation analysis by FACS, stable and transient transfection, use of sh RNA and viral constructs), preparation and analysis of DNA and RNA (preparation of plasmids, regular PCR and RTPCR), chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChlP) assays, biochemical assays (ELISA, immunoblotting, Co-IP). Prior experience in epigenetics is preferred but not required. Prior experience in hematopoiesis/leukemia models, molecular biology, cancer genetics or epigenetics, and/or development of animal models is required. It is expected that the candidate will have the ability to work independently, design experiments with appropriate controls, collect and tabulate data, publish and present results, as well as to participate in the training of graduate and rotation students in a research laboratory setting. Projects will include in vivo and in vitro modeling of candidate genes to identify epigenetically silenced genes that contribute to the development of hematopoietic malignancies and characterization of candidate genes using in vitro and in vivo systems.
PhD and/or MD degree with strong molecular biology or cancer biology skills. Previous experience with epigenetics, cancer modeling or hematopoiesis is preferred. Evidence of scholarly ability (record of publication in peer-reviewed journals, etc.) must be presented. Ability to communicate in written and spoken English. The successful candidate will be working in a collaborative environment that includes wet bench cancer biologists and computational biologists. Solid training in molecular or cancer biology. Strong laboratory skills. Prior experience with mouse models is preferred. Possess an understanding of epigenome and cancer biology. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to collect, organize, summarize and report biological data. Ability to design biological experiments, with appropriate controls and conditions to address specific biological questions. Ability to work both independently and In a team environment. Ability to write manuscripts independently.
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