Assistant Scientist - Single Cell Expression Analysis

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 Assistant Scientist to work on the UHealth Campus. The Assistant Scientist should have a Ph.D in Molecular and Translational Oncology and a strong background in the development of statistical tools aimed to integrate large and complex data derived from multi-omics platforms (RNA-seq, genomics, acetylomics, global and phospho-proteomics, metabolomics and lipidomics) to identify novel subtypes of glioblastoma multiforme tumors with distinct clinical outcome and response to therapies.

  • Creates and conducts experiments and analyzes results.

  • Works with other researchers to use and develop end products.

  • Uses the Internet, surveys, legal documents, and other available sources to collect information.

  • Contributes to basic and applied research activities and authors scientific publications, technical and agency reports, and patent preparations.

  • Collaborates with senior staff to publish findings in refereed journals.

  • Writes extramural proposals with approval from appropriate senior staff.

  • Provides ready access to all experimental data for managing staff.

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 in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, mathematics, molecular biology or closely related field.

  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience

  • Strong background in algorithms and software development

  • Experience in developing computational biology / bioinformatics pipelines

  • Understanding and usage of statistics and bioinformatics algorithms

  • Critical problem solving and data analysis

  • Proficiency in R programming, Python, and shell scripting

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.

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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