Assistant Scientist (Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology)
- University of Miami
- Location: Miami, FL
- Job Number: 7063281 (Ref #: R100038067)
- Posting Date: Jan 29, 2020
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionThe Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting career opportunity for an Assistant Scientist.The goal of our research is to uncover the endogenous mechanisms underlying peripheral neuropathy and to identify neuroprotective mechanisms and potential targets that facilitate the development of new therapeutic agents against chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy and related neuropathic pain. In this project, we aim to (1) identify microRNAs that regulate nociceptive hypersensitivity, (2) identify and characterize the molecular pharmacology of natural compounds to enhance neuroprotection against peripheral neuropathy.
Ph.D. or other doctoral degree in a life science field of study or M.D. Must have at least one year of experience in Drosophila genetic model system and compound screening platform. Knowledge and expertise in microRNA biology. 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.
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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