Postdoctoral Associate (Human Genomics 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 career opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics is dedicated to using the very latest in cutting-edge technologies to identify genes involved in human diseases for the diagnosis, intervention and prevention of illness. Our work ranges broadly across many scientific disciplines and involves close collaboration with the global community of scientists and medical professionals, as well as the community at large. For more information, please visit the Hussman Institute’s site at: http://hihg.med.miami.edu/ .

The Postdoctoral Associate will work in the laboratory on the molecular genetic aspects of axonopathies, especially CMT and HSP, with the goal to identify causes of disease and understand mechanistic molecular function.

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

  • The Postdoctoral Associate will conduct research on peripheral and central neuropathies.
  • Molecular biology techniques to include, but are not limited to PCR, cloning, and tissue culture. In addition, isolation and manipulation of RNA including RNA extraction, RT-PCR, and quantitative real-time PCR are performed routinely.
  • Perform basic analyses of next-generation sequencing data including quality control filtering and bioinformatic interpretation. Associate will learn UNIX programming during her training.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ascertain, collect Blood for DNA, IPSc, and RNA and clinical data on patients and their families.
  • Potentially work with rodent model systems.
  • Present research findings at lab meetings and conferences.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. or other doctoral degree in a life science field of study 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.

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 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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