Postdoctoral Associate (Childhood Brain Cancer Research)

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Job location: Miami, FL


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-08-28
Req: R100041366
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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 successful candidate will analyze datasets for a specific type of childhood brain cancer termed medulloblastoma. They will identify cell types within medulloblastoma that may be responsive to specific small molecules that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This work will be computational work. They will then test these molecules in mouse models of medulloblastoma to determine their safety and efficacy. These studies are critical for identifying no means of identifying novel therapies for an incurable disease.

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.

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Staff

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Posted: 8/29/2020
Application Due: 11/27/2020
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