Postdoctoral Associate (Cancer Research)
- University of Miami
- Location: Miami, FL
- Job Number: 7063202 (Ref #: R100037858)
- Posting Date: Jan 22, 2020
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionThe Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) in the University of Miami Health System, "UHealth", has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. This position will report to Dr. Stephen Nimer. The Postdoctoral Associate will be responsible for the design and conduct of research into the pathogenesis of human hematologic malignancies. He or she will work independently designing, carrying out, and critiquing experiments. The Postdoctoral Associate in this position will use sophisticated knowledge of molecular biology, cellular biology, biochemistry, or mouse modeling of human cancer. He or she will be able to initiate collaborations with scientists within SCCC or elsewhere.
The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:
Perform complex laboratory assignments, including the planning and conducting of projects related to understanding the pathogenesis of human hematologic malignancies. Schedule and perform experiments in research laboratory including tissue culture, retroviral or lentiviral transduction of human or mouse cells, routine molecular biology such as QPCR, western blots, preparation of RNA or DNA for gene expression profiling methylation studies or genomic analysis.
Solve problems in scientific and technical execution, interpret experimental data and maintain accurate records. May need to develop, adapt and implement new lab procedures.
Maintain accurate records of research findings and the analysis of the results.
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.
Present data in laboratory meetings and other venues.
Prepare manuscripts for publication in collaboration with PI and lab members.
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.
Ph.D. or other doctoral degree in Biology, Biological Sciences, Life Science, Oncology and/or other related fields; or M.D. Must be able to work with minimum direct supervision and use independent judgment. Proficiency in using a computer. Excellent communication skills with a good command of the English language (both verbal and written). 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.
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