Postdoctoral Associate (Anesthesiology - Chronic Pain Research)
Job location: Miami, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-08-01
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About This Position
The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. This position will support interdisciplinary translational research programs as well as interact with the department's faculty, scientists, fellows and support staff in relevant training activities. Existing research is focused on utilizing a variety of methods and models to define the molecular and cellular mechanisms of susceptibility to acute, chronic and neuropathic pain, with the ultimate goal of developing novel diagnostics, preventatives and therapeutics.
The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:
Master the experimental setup of multiple animal models of pain
Use electrophysiological techniques to describe cellular responses of biotherapeutics
Identify and validate gene candidates for susceptibility to chronic pain
Characterize candidate gene expression and functions and determine the effects on mechanisms of deseases
Utilizing in vitro analyses and model systems to identify and validate the role of candidates in molecular mechanisms of disease
Develop gene transfer constructs and monitor their expression and functional impact in vitro and in vivo including cloning, sequencing, transcriptomic, proteomic and genomic analyses
Will perform all necessary experiments including molecular/cellular studies of human variants expressed in mouse/human cells, and mouse in vivo
Perform in vitro exploratory disease-oriented research
Process and analyze clinical trial samples, data analysis and presentation
Contribute to experimental design and planning
Participate in and contribute toward scientific publications, presentations and grant submissions
Training on advanced methods in neuroscience
Weekly meetings to assess progress
Grant proposal to support training and projects
Ph.D. in a life science field of study or M.D., or other doctoral-level degree. Experience with in vivo and/or in vitro models of pain or basic neuroscience, molecular and cellular biology, immunohistochemistry, quantitative PCR, siRNA, ELISA, microarray technology, cloning, molecular genetics and transgenic model is preferred. Able to work in interdisciplinary setting, effectively and seamlessly with other researchers. Ability to work collaboratively with faculty inside and outside the lab. Good verbal and written communication skills. Ability and willingness to teach and mentor students, other fellows, and junior faculty working in the labs. Problem solving and ability to integrate detailed analysis into larger context. Basic statistical analyses of data and presentation skills.
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