Postdoctoral Associate (Microbiology/Molecular Biology/Pharmacology in Pediatrics)

Job description

Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-01-17
Req: R100034820
Current Employees:

If you are a current Staff, Faculty or Temporary employee at the University of Miami, please click here to log in to Workday to use the internal application process. To learn how to apply for a faculty or staff position using the Career worklet, please review this tip sheet.

Transforming Lives

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.

About This Position

The Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Nichole Klatt's laboratory, at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. The focus of the Klatt laboratory is the microbiome, and pharmacomicrobiomics and interactions with host immunity and inflammation in the context of disease prevention and pathogenesis. We have a highly cutting-edge study published at Science on our studies of the impact of the microbiome on HIV susceptibility in the context of vaginal pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) where the Klatt laboratory led the novel studies that found that vaginal microbiota can metabolize antiretroviral drugs, which may underlie decreased PrEP efficacy. This is a highly novel and important field of research, and a major part of this position is to follow up these studies. In addition, the Klatt laboratory focuses on understanding the microbiome relative to host processes in HIV and other diseases, and to develop novel interventions to treat and prevent HIV, STls, cancer, and other diseases.

The Postdoctoral Associate will perform scientific research and studies under the supervision of managing staff. Moreover, the Postdoctoral Associate will promote institutional recognition through literal contributions to the scientific community.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in a relevant field of study such as Pharmacology, PK/PD, Microbiome, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, or Bioinformatics or M.D. Mass spectrometry experience, microbiome/virome sequencing and bioinformatics analysis highly preferred. Training in PCR, high throughput sequencing, advanced training and experience in multi-color flow cytometry, including FACS analysis and interpretation, ELISA, cell culture, and tissue processing preferred. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Job Status:

Full time

Employee Type:


Pay Grade:





Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 9/5/2019
Application Due: 1/30/2020
Work Type: