Postdoctoral Associate (Neurological Research)

University of Miami Health System

Miami, United States

About This Position

The Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate position in the laboratory of Dr. Coleen Atkins. This position will study the circuitry changes resulting from traumatic brain injury. The focus of the Atkins’s laboratory is to develop cognitive therapeutics for chronic traumatic brain injury. The Postdoctoral Associate will study this problem at the electrophysiology level, using hippocampal slice recordings and in vivo multielectrode array recordings.

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

  • The Postdoctoral Associate will be responsible for executing scientific research related to traumatic brain injury as well as Alzheimer’s disease and stress.
  • Acute slice electrophysiology recordings in rats and mice using field recordings as well as patch clamp techniques.
  • Multi-electrode array recordings in awake behaving rats. Publish articles in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Present materials from research at local and national science meetings.
  • Collaborate in Miami Project basic and applied research activities.
  • Assist and write extramural proposals to gain support.
  • Collects, prepares, analyzes, dissects, and evaluates specimens.
  • Routine laboratory maintenance, including inventory maintenance, ordering supplies and organizing the laboratory.
  • Participates in training sessions and workshops.
  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
  • Supervises students in the laboratory.

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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