Postdoctoral Associate (Human Genetics)

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-16
Req: R100044640
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About This Position

The Department of Human Genetics at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. The Postdoctoral Associate supports research activities at the University, under the supervision of a faculty member, to advance their knowledge and/or be documented by scientific publications.

The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Works and collaborates on studies related to field of study.Particularly basic science, mouse model research related to genetics/genomics.

  • Ensures the design, development, execution and implementation of scientific research and/or development in collaboration with a research team.Particularly research supported by empirical data and peer reviewed journals.

  • Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories to potential inventions and products and cutting edge scientific wet lab experiments.

  • Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories.

  • Contributes to scientific literature and conferences, when appropriate.

  • Formulates hypotheses and makes detailed study plan for Human Genetics experiments and studies.

  • Executes planned laboratory experiments independently with input from the Principal Investigator.

  • Performs statistical analysis needed to interpret data in a timely manner.

  • Presents laboratory findings at departmental meetings and at national and international conferences.

  • Drafts scientific manuscripts and revisions.

  • Maintains and follows regulatory procedures.

  • Supervises laboratory technologists as applicable.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in a basic science discipline. Prefer three years of laboratory experience in molecular biology, pharmacology, gene therapy or similar areas. 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. Prefer an individual experienced in molecular biology studies, cell culture, molecular genetic studies on mice, and/or confocal microscopy.

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.

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Posted: 2/17/2021
Application Due: 5/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time