Postdoctoral Associate (Molecular Biology)

University of Miami Health System

Miami, FL, United States

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has an exciting career opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. This individual will perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting physical, chemical, biological and other research laboratory tests and experiments to obtain data for research purposes. Incumbent will also be involved in clinical trials related to stem cell research.

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

  • Candidates must have extensive experience in molecular biology, cardiovascular and stem cell biology, transgenic mouse models, and genome-editing techniques.
  • The post-doc will be involved with all aspects of iPSC culture, including differentiation and phenotypic characterization, as well as the development of novel in vitro assays employing these cells utilizing flow cytometry, high content microscopy and mass spectrometry.
  • The post-doc will be considered an integral part of the research team, and thus must be able to function in a team-based environment.
  • Publication will be expected, as will presentation at research meetings. The successful candidate will be an accomplished cell biologist, have excellent communicatio n skills and demonstrate meticulous attention to detail in experimental design and execution.
  • Candidate will be involved in spinal cord injury research. Knowledge of Schwann cell biology and exonal regeneration will be needed.


Ph.D., M.D., or other doctoral-level degree. Must have defended thesis in order to be hired into a postdoctoral position. Experience in molecular biology, tissue culture, immunohistochemistry and previous experience in immunology is highly desirable. Candidates must be independent yet collaborative, self-motivated, and driven with a desire to pursue a career as an independent academic scientist within the next 5 years. This position requires a strong commitment to the projects and certain flexibility to work irregular hours (e.g., evenings and weekends). Excellent communications and writing skills. Ability to work collabor atively with other employees. Good organizational skills.

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 patie nts, 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.


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Postdoctoral Associate (Molecular Biology)