Post Doctoral Associate (Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology)
Job location: Miami, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-12-31
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The Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, is currently seeking a Post Doctoral Associate. The incumbent in this position conducts research on specific areas of study as assigned. Prepares research reports and technical papers for publishing. Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories. Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories. Develops advanced analytical models and systems and provides solutions and analyses to support strategic and tactical decisions. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
We are looking for motivated individuals to study the emergence of spatial self-organization, morphogenesis, growth control and stress response in fission yeast and human cells. My laboratory focuses in particular on the control of Cdc42 GTPase dynamics in cell polarity, and in the role of mRNA granule assembly in the regulation of cell growth and chronological lifespan. Further, we have recently started a collaborative project with NASA, investigating the molecular underpinnings of cell resilience to cosmic radiation and microgravitational forces.
The postdoctoral fellow will perform experiments in human and fission yeast cells, using a variety of genetic, microscopical, and biochemical approaches. We use also large-scale genetic screening approaches to identify regulatory networks that affect morphogenesis. Individual hired will need to be able to function independently; to design and perform routine and complex laboratory experiments. Prior experience in microscopy, genetics and/or molecular biology techniques is desirable, but not required.
Interested candidates can send a CV, cover letter indicating area of research interest and references to:
Dr. Fulvia Verde, Associate Professor
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
Certification and Licensing:
No prior experience required
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
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