Postdoctoral Associate (Neurology - Stroke Research)

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-08-07
Req: R100034050
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About This Position

The Department of Neurology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. The Postdoctoral Associate performs scientific research and studies under the supervision of managing staff. Moreover, the Postdoctoral Associate promotes institutional recognition through literal contributions to the scientific community.

The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be responsible for executing scientific research related to the Stroke -AF project (FLiPER-AF), as well as to other projects.

  • Present in Journal Clubs.
  • Publish articles in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Teach medical students and residents one-on-one or in a lecture-hall setting, and assist Neurology Chief Residents with cognitive neurology curriculum.
  • Present materials from research at local or national neurology meetings.
  • Support research activities under the direction of McKnight Scientific Director and principal investigators.
  • Collaborate in McKnight Neuroimaging Core basic and applied research activities.
  • Assist and collaborate in the McKnight data analysis and writing of scientific papers for publication, including submission of scientific publications in journals, authorship of scientific publications, and presentations at scientific meetings (oral and poster presentations).
  • Reviews and comprehends the protocols. Learn clinical research and clinical trials and participate as investigator in multi-center clinical trials.   In this regard, as part of training, it may be necessary to learn fundamentals of bio-statistics and become proficient in meeting the requirements of the Institutional Review Board for protocol submission and consenting patients.
  • Assists PIs valuating the research subjects. This activity will be done with the supervision of the faculty until candidate is considered capable of independently performing these duties, at which point candidate may evaluate them independently.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in a relevant field of study or M.D. Skill in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data. Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems. Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.

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Posted: 8/8/2019
Application Due: 11/6/2019
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