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Postdoctoral Associate - (Dermatology)

Company: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Location: Miami
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

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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.

About This Position

The Department of Dermatology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a Full-time Postdoctoral Associate. The Post Doctoral Associate performs scientific research and studies under the supervision of managing staff. Moreover, the Post Doctoral Associate promotes institutional recognition through literal contributions to the scientific community.

  • Prepares research reports and technical papers for publishing.

  • Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories.

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

  • Develops advanced analytical models and systems and provides solutions and analyses to support strategic and tactical decisions.

  • Perform complex laboratory assignments, including the planning and conducting of projects related to cell culture and molecular biology. -

  • Solve problems in scientific and technical execution, interpret experimental data and maintain accurate records. - May need to develop, adapt and implement new lab procedures.

  • Assist in the preparation of data and figures for manuscripts and for scientific presentations using Power Point, and other graphics software as needed.

  • Search literature for references to technical problems and keep informed by reading technical journal and publications.

  • Prepare manuscripts for publication in collaboration with UM Faculty and staff.

  • Ensure and document laboratory adherence to safety standards, especially in the use of hazardous items.

  • Assist with the implementation of new program and initiatives.

  • Mentor graduate and undergraduate students as appropriate.

    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. in relevant field

    • No prior experience required

    • Ability to perform basic cell and molecular biology techniques (cell culture of immortalized, cancer and normal cells; preparation of normal cells from animal tissues; analysis of immune cells by FACS; functional assays for immune cells; DNA and RNA extraction; PCR, RT-PCR; survival in vitro assays; viability assay; western blotting).

    • Abilities to handle small animals including tail tipping for genotyping. Abilities to inoculate tumor cells into mice in the form of subcutaneous inoculation, brain inoculation, heart inoculation. Ability to extract immune cells and prepare them for analysis and/or further assays.

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills

    • Strong organization skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines. - Must demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy, time management skills, and follow-through. - -

    • Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively within a team. - (Must be highly motivated, responsible, dependable and a self-starter).

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (ex: Word, Excel, PowerPoint), statistical software, big data analysis.

    • Must demonstrate willingness to learn new techniques, procedures, processes, and computer programs as needed.

    • Experience with Immunohistochemically staining preferred.

      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 for additional information.

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