Postdoctoral Associate (Alzheimer's Disease Research)

University of Miami Health System

Miami, United States

About This Position

The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate that will focus on Alzheimer’s disease research.

The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Molecular biology techniques that are routinely performed include, but are not limited to PCR, cloning, RNA extraction, RT-PCR, and quantitative real-time PCR, western blotting, and tissue culture.
  • Ascertain, collect Blood for DNA, iPSC, and clinical data on Alzheimer’s disease patients and their families.
  • Maintain and expand iPSC lines and differentiation into AD relevant cell types, including neurons, astrocytes, and microglia for functional and genomic characterization.
  • Collect information and data through observation, experimentation and various other methods, to include operating highly technical laboratory instruments and equipment.
  • Analyze sequencing data from large sample sets.
  • 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.
  • 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 Qualifications

Ph.D. or other doctoral degree in a life science discipline or M.D. 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.

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.

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