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Post Doctoral Researcher_Traylor-Knowles Lab

University of Miami
Miami, FL

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2022-01-06
Req: R100052429
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Traylor-Knowles Cnidarian Immunity Lab at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Post-Doctoral Associate.

Cnidarian Immunity Lab is part of a multi-institution large scale coral cell biology project investigating “dark genes” in coral genomes, in collaboration with Bhattacharya Lab at Rutgers and Cleves Lab at the Carnegie Institute.

Specific duties include:

  • collaborating with the team to generate heat stress bulk and single cell transcriptomic datasets on several different coral species and functionally characterize different known and unknown (“dark”) genes using different molecular and cell techniques.
  • mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and will also benefit from a wide range of mentorship opportunities from the collaborating PIs of this project.
  • will lead publications and participate in other projects happening in the lab depending on skill set and interests.


-PhD completion before start time

-Extremely organized

-Able to work with a team

-Highly motivated and independently driven

-Good communication skills

-Great writing skills

-Ability to accept and integrate constructive feedback

Preferred skills:

-Experience with handling large data set analysis

-Proficient in R, Python, Github, and Bash

-Flow cytometry experience

-cell biology background

--coral and anemone husbandry experience

-scientific diving certified

The Traylor-Knowles Cnidarian Immunity lab is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek candidates who are authentic in their approach and like to take action. In recruiting for our lab we seek people who have different life experiences and we value differences in culture, ethnicity, race, nation of origin, age, languages, veteran's status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, opinions and beliefs.

For additional questions please contact Dr. Nikki Traylor-Knowles at

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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