Postdoctoral Associate (Clinical Rehabilitation Research)
Job posting number: #7066819 (Ref:R100040367)
Posted: June 11, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionThe Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. This position will work under the direction of the principal investigator in rehabilitation research in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. This position affords an exciting opportunity to be an integral component of a well-established group in studies conducting basic, translational and clinical rehabilitation research.
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 molecular biology, biochemistry, pathology and mouse modeling 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
Must be effective as part of a team.
Ensures all research is undertaken according to good research practice and guidance.
The Postdoctoral Associate will be responsible for executing scientific research related to spinal cord injury.
Clinical assessment for level and completeness of spinal cord injury
Body Composition assessment with air displacement plethysmography, anthropometrics, bioelectrical impedance analysis and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.
Basal and resting energy expenditure through indirect calorimetry.
Submaximal and maximal graded upper extremity, lower extremity and whole body exercise tests through indirect calorimetry.
Strength / power assessment with multi-mode computerized robotic dynamometer.
Locomotor training with manual and robotic partial-weight bear treadmill and over-ground training systems
Present materials from research at local and national science meetings.
Collaborate in PM&R and Miami Project to Cure Paralysis 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.
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.
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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