Scientist - Molecular Biology

University of Miami
Miami, FL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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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 Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has an exciting opportunity for a Full-Time Scientist with research experience in cellular and molecular biology, cancer biology and E3-ubiquitin ligase. The Scientist supports the University’s research goals and objectives by engaging in complex experiments and investigations in a range of areas, depending on specialty and interests. Moreover, an employee in this position contributes to the scientific community and promotes the University’s reputation as a leader in the field.

  • Oversees research employees, students, and other relevant staff.

  • Authors scientific publications, technical and agency reports, and patent applications.

  • Assists in the development of training materials for research staff.

  • Plans experiments and records and analyzes findings.

  • Prepares research proposals and funding applications.

  • Ensures that all activities are in compliance with applicable quality and regulatory standards.

  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant scientific and technical developments.

  • Presents ongoing work and findings to colleagues at academic conferences.

  • Review scientific literature to follow new developments and to obtain information regarding previous experiments to aid in the design and development of original procedures and techniques.

  • Independently write and submit grants.

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.


  • Ph.D., M.D. or other doctoral level degree required

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience

  • Previous experience with cell-based assays, cell culture, lentivirus generation, cell line generation, CRISPR-Cas9 gene knock out system, molecular biological and biochemical assay including western blot, immunoprecipitation, immunofluorescence assay, cloning, RT-PCR etc.

  • Previous experience with independent writing of grants and manuscripts.


  • Significant experience in E3 ubiquitin ligase and cancer signaling study.

  • Experience with chip-seq, cut and run or cut and tag technologies is a plus.

  • Experience with genetic or epigenetic analysis such as single cell/nuclear RNA seq, ATAC seq is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • 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.

  • Ability to effectively work independently and in a team environment.

  • Work independently to accomplish the goal of the projects.

  • Collaborate and communicate with colleagues.

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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