Postdoctoral Associate (Molecular and Cellular Biology)

University of Miami Health System

Miami, United States

About This Position

Dr. Wei Li’s laboratory at University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, is seeking a talented and motivated Postdoctoral Associate. The Li lab is interested in cell-cell communication and therapeutic target discovery. This position is funded by a NIH grant to investigate disease mechanisms, cellular and molecular regulations, and novel therapies. The Li lab has recently developed innovative technology of ligandomics to globally profile autocrine and paracrine factors. Comparative ligandomics can systemically map disease-selective factors for novel targeted therapies. This has led to a unique targeted therapy to treat different vascular diseases with multiple indications. Our research emphasizes translational research, including global profiling of cell-cell communications, systematic discovery of drug targets, function- or therapy-first target validation, and drug development. We are currently focusing on development of novel therapies for vascular diseases, including ocular vascular diseases. Our recent publications can be found in PubMed at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/wei.li.2/bibliography/40172985/public/?sort=date&direction=descending.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or MD, have demonstrated scientific productivity with peer-reviewed publications, and strong commitment to science. Recipients of recent PhD or MD degree are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with training experience in molecular biology, cell biology, protein biochemistry, and phage display are strongly encouraged to apply. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

These positions represents an excellent opportunity for career development. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at University of Miami has been ranked as the #1 eye hospital in the past 16 consecutive years (2004 -2019) by U.S. News and World Report. If interested, please upload your CV that includes a 1-2 page summary/Cover letter describing past accomplishments and 3 references, including contact information. Positions are available immediately.

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