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Post Doctoral Associate

University of Miami
Miami, FL

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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 Department of Surgery has an exciting opportunity for a full time Post Doctoral Associate position. The incumbent will be focusing on innovative biological discoveries that have the potential to lead to novel therapeutic strategies for pancreatic cancer. The successful candidate will be an active participant in a vibrant, collaborative research environment.


  • Take a multidisciplinary approach to design and implement experiments to understand the basic mechanisms of tumorigenesis, which will include the use of biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, proteomics, genomics, animal modeling and mouse genetics and/or the use of human tumor xenograft models.

  • Duties include but are not limited to conceiving and execution of experiments, data generation, analysis, organization, and representation of scientific data.

  • Maintain current literature knowledge, write manuscripts, and grant applications, and participate in laboratory meetings.

  • Partial supervision of research assistants and/or students, lab organization, maintenance of laboratory supplies, presenting seminars, and other forms of research communication in various national and international meetings.

  • A prior experience with mouse models, immunology, cancer biology, basic programming skills - preferably in R and analysis of single-cell RNA-sequencing data is preferable.

  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

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.


  • The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in the life sciences (Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Cancer Biology/Cell Biology).

  • Preferred candidates will have a strong track record of publications, are highly organized, possess strong written and oral skills, and be able to work independently as well as collaboratively.

  • This position requires 0-2 yrs - basic laboratory research experience.

  • Prior experience with mouse models, immunology, cancer biology, basic programming skills - preferably in R and analysis of single-cell RNA-sequencing data is preferable.

  • Experience with wet-lab research work is an essential requirement.

  • It is expected that the post-doctoral associate will also apply for extramural funding and build an independent career trajectory along the training period.

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.

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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