Postdoctoral Scholar (Alzheimer Disease)

University of Miami Health System

Miami, FL, United States


The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Scholar. The Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine is a leading center for the study of Alzheimer disease (AD) and other neurodeg enerative disorders. Investigators at the HIHG have conducted numerous genetic studies in patients from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds to understand the genetic underpinnings of complex disorders. Ongoing efforts are under way to understand the impact that specific genes and genetic variants have on AD disease pathology. The research uses novel functional genomics and disease modeling approaches with the goal of bridging the gap between genomics and drug discovery. We are looking for outstanding scientists with laboratory experience holding a PhD, MD or equivalent degree in the fields of Genetics, Functional Genomics, Molecular Biology, Stem Cell Biology or related disciplines to join our laboratory as part of a project to identify the factors that modify the risk to develop AD in ApoE4 carriers of different ethnicities. Candidates should be independent and highly motivated with strong communication and critical thinking skills, as well as a dedication to teamwork and collabor ation. Candidates will
utilize epigenetic, iPSC technology and CRISPR genome editing, as such, experience in these technologies is desirable although not required. Other duties will include participating in project planning, grant and manuscript writing, and the mentoring of more junior members of the laboratory. Lead investigators for this project are Dr. Jeffery M Vance MD, PhD and Dr. Derek Dykxhoorn, PhD.


Ph.D., M.D., or other doctoral level degree. Prefer experience working with Alzheimer Disease, molecular genetics, and/or molecular biology techniques. Demonstrated ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team is essential. Please note that Postdoctoral Scholars receive limited benefits from the University of Miami’s employee benefits plan.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida’s only university-based healt h 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. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. 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. Safe ty 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.

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Postdoctoral Scholar (Alzheimer Disease)