Research Assistant Professor
Job location: Miami, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-09-26
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The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami, Miller school of Medicine is seeking a candidate for a full-time, non-tenure track Research Assistant Professor position in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases expand its research program by providing essential support to divisional activities, establishing an active extramurally funded research program, and by enhancing the department's overall core mission in furthering child health research.
Candidates must have a PhD, MD or an equivalent degree in the biomedical sciences with demonstrated basic, clinical and/or translational research experience. Expertise relevant to basic HIV research, including HIV pathogenesis and transmission, mucosa! immunology, microbiome and human and non-human models of HIV infection is preferred. Areas of interest include assessing microbiome and mechanisms by which the microbiome can alter human health, pharmacomicrobiomics, mechanisms of mucosa! and systemic immune function in the context of health, examining how immune factors can be manipulated to the benefit of the host ln the context of health, and other related microbiome/mucosal studies in pediatric and adult health. The candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and have strong track record of working efficiently independently and as part of a collaborative group. Computer proficiency and database knowledge, along with strong analytical and organizational skills are required.
The Research Assistant Professor will be expected to participate in current infectious disease research projects and to establish an active extramurally furnded research program by developing and conducting research and securing outside grants and contract funds for research projects. In addition, the faculty member will be expected to participate in teaching medical, graduate and/or undergraduate students.
Principal job duties include, but are not limited to:
• Developing and participating in original research, either basic or translational, for which
extramural funding should be sought
• Writing independent grants and assisting Dr. Klatt with her grants
• Designing and conducting experiments
• Collecting and interpreting data
• Assisting in project planning and timing management
• Submitting articles for peer reviewed publications
• Presenting research at scientific meetings
• Teaching and mentoring medical, graduate and/or undergraduate students
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