Postdoctoral Associate (Physiology and Biophysics)

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-07
Req: R100043762
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About This Position

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has a Postdoctoral research position available to a highly motivated scientist to participate in basic research in physiology. Selected candidate will join a laboratory at the Miller School of Medicine and will work on projects to understand the structure and function of membrane proteins. The research focus of the laboratory is to understand the voltage-activation mechanism of hyperpolarization-activated ion channels. The selected candidate will contribute to basic research activities and play a leading role, including authorship of scientific publications. The main techniques used will be spectroscopic techniques, such as fluorescence, combined with electrophysiological techniques, such as patch clamp and two-electrode voltage clamp. Additionally, this individual will analyze and model electrophysiology and structural data using kinetic models, 3D modeling, and thermodynamics to understand the mechanisms underlying the function of membrane proteins, especially ion channels and transporters. This individual will integrate and extend existing spectroscopic and electrophysiological tools and methodologies, as well as participating in developing new tools to study membrane proteins.

Minimum Qualifications

A PhD in biophysics, neurobiology, physiology or a related field is required. This candidate should have experience with electrophysiological techniques, such as patch clamp, two-electrode voltage clamp or cut-open oocyte voltage clamp and fluorescence techniques, such as voltage clamp fluorometry and FRET. 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.

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Posted: 1/8/2021
Application Due: 3/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time