Postdoctoral Associate (Surgery - Molecular and Cell Biology)

University of Miami Health System

Miami, United States

About This Position

The Department of Surgery at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. The position supports work in Dr. Liu’s Biology lab. The Postdoctoral Associate will primarily study the molecular mechanisms for atherosclerosis with emphasis on involvement of Notch signaling in this disease. The Postdoctoral Associate must have strong laboratory experience in molecular and cell biology techniques including gene mutagenesis, RNAi, quantitative RT-PCR, flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry. Experiments involve both in vitro and in vivo (small animal) works.

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

  • Performing a wide variety of experiments in a research laboratory with a focus on vascular biology using various molecular and cell biology, immunology and biochemistry techniques.
  • Performing in vivo experiments with mouse models.
  • Participating in laboratory management including data management of results from research assays, supply stock and ordering, and equipment maintenance.
  • Presentation of data in various venues will be expected.
  • Assist in publications.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in biological science with research experience in signal transduction and tumor biology is preferred. 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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