Postdoctoral Associate (Miami Project to Cure Paralysis)

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Job location: Miami, FL


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-08-28
Req: R100041374
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About This Position

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis 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:

  • Performing rat and mouse traumatic brain injury surgeries.
  • Evaluations of cognitive and sensory behavior of rats and mice, using various standard tests.

  • Biochemical analysis of brains from rats and mice, including dissections, western blotting, and densitometry.

  • Histological processing of brains from rats and mice, including perfusion, dissection, sectioning, staining and image analysis.

  • Data entry, analysis and reporting of findings. Assisting in the preparation of written published reports and oral presentations. Perform computer based analysis of data from various experiments. Keep detailed notebooks (electronic and paper based) describing experimental methods and results.

  • Routine laboratory maintenance, including inventory maintenance, ordering supplies and organizing the laboratory.

  • Attend weekly laboratory meetings to plan work schedules.

  • Designing and performing experiments

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. or other doctoral degree in a basic science discipline 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.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

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 Miller 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.

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Full time

Employee Type:

Staff

Pay Grade:

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Posted: 8/29/2020
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