Postdoctoral Associate (Neuroscience)
- University of Miami
- Location: Miami, FL
- Job Number: 7062892 (Ref #: R100037082)
- Posting Date: Dec 24, 2019
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionThe Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. The Postdoctoral Associate performs scientific research and studies under the supervision of managing staff. Moreover, the Postdoctoral Associate promotes institutional recognition through literal contributions to the scientific community.
The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:
Conducts research on specific areas of study as assigned. Familiarity with animal research work, An Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) regulations and compliance.
Maintain and regularly calibrate and service injury device
Producing penetrating traumatic brain injury in rodents, using equipment provided. Maintain animals for duration of the experiment, intracerebral microinjection of cell, culture supernatant, euthanize as per protocol, process tissue for flow cytometry, submit samples for flow cytometry, and organize data.
Maintenance of animal surgery records, Immunosuppression of animals daily via injections, Collaborate with the team of animal care personnel.
Multiple behavioral testing, acquisition and analysis of data.
Prepares research reports and technical papers for presentation at meetings and 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 traumatic brain injury research.
Develops advanced analytical models using antibody combinations and flow cytometry and provides solutions and analyses to support strategic and tactical decisions.
Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
Assist with training undergraduate students and volunteers as directed by the Principal Investigator.
Ph.D. or other doctoral degree in a life science field of study or M.D. Experience working with research animals and central nervous system injury models. Skill in preclinical research working with animals, processing and collecting brain tissue, organizing data, and analyzing data. Ability to recognize gaps in working protocols, suggest amendments, analyze, and solve a variety of problems associated with producing animals with injuries, testing therapeutic approaches. Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.
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.
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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.