Postdoctoral Associate (Cancer Research)

University of Miami

Miami, FL

Job posting number: #7057384 (Ref:R100031409)

Posted: May 21, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Postdoctoral research fellow positions are open in the laboratory of Dr. Wael El-Rifai in the Department of Surgery and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. El-Rifai’s research group is engaged in advanced studies of functional genomics and molecular basis of tumorigenesis in gastrointestinal cancers. The lab employs in vitro models, genetically engineered mouse models, 3D organoid culture techniques, and various molecular and biochemical techniques.

Dr. El-Rifai laboratory is well equipped with access to outstanding core facilities at the University of Miami School of Medicine and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. This position requires a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related field. To be considered, the applicant must have an experience in redox biology and / or cancer immunology. Strong experience with basic molecular biology technology, sterile cell culture, and Western blotting is crucial. In addition, the applicant must have strong writing and communication skills, documented by peer-reviewed publications and presentations in national and international meetings are required. We are looking for scientist with creativity, lateral-thinking and excellent communication skills. The candidate should have the ability to develop new directions in the assigned research projects. The successful candidate will join a large state-of-the-art vibrant lab that includes several post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, and students.

To be considered, email ( curriculum vitae and a one-page description of your research interests and career goals. Please include names and contact information of at least three references. You also must apply online through

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