Job Title:   Post Doctoral Associate, SOM
Pay Grade:   7
Pay Band Min / Max:    - 
Position Number:   046283

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine-UHealth is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. Our Faculty teach students who represent the future of medicine. Our researchers are discovering breakthrough patient treatments. 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 subspecialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking a Post Doctoral Associate interested in joining our cutting-edge research program. Under the direction of Dr. Mohammad Faghihi, the Post-Doctoral Associate should have expertise in non-protein-coding RNAs, epigenetics, transcriptomics or molecular neuroscience to join our neurodegenerative disorders team. The individual will conduct research on neurological disorders. Molecular biology techniques include, but are not limited to PCR, cloning, and tissue culture. Obtain, prepare, mount and stain tissue, blood and other substances for microscopic examination. Prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions. Collect information and data through observation, experimentation and various other methods, to include operating highly technical laboratory instruments and equipment. Prepare tissue and specimens for complex procedures, and devise experimental techniques for tests and analyses. Conduct research in human disease models to evaluate candidate genes. Confer with principal investigator to review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments; make minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular equipment as required. Review journals, abstracts and scientific literature to keep abreast of new developments and to obtain information regarding previous experiments to aid in the design and development of original procedures and techniques. Supervise, train and instruct residents, interns, students or lower level personnel in laboratory techniques and procedures. Present research findings at lab meetings and conferences.

Minimum qualification includes a PhD or MD. Experience in molecular genetics and/or molecular biology techniques preferred. The ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team is expected. Any appropriate combination of education, certifications, and/or relevant work experience will be considered.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the groundbreaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. University of Miami Hospital is the flagship facility of UHealth, which also includes the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, along with dozens of outpatient facilities. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

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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