Postdoctoral Associate (Translational Research: DNA Repair Pathways)

University of Miami

Miami, FL

Job posting number: #7067621 (Ref:R100040629)

Posted: July 9, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center along with the Department of Medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with in-depth knowledge and extensive skills in cellular and molecular biology to join the lab.. This position will be involved with a translational research project studying the control of DNA repair pathways. The laboratory focuses on studying the regulation of DNA repair pathways in normal and malignant cells. Projects will include in vivo and in vitro modeling of candidate genes to identify new regulators of DNA repair pathways that contribute to the maintenance of genomic stability and characterization of candidate genes using in vitro and in vivo systems.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. or other doctoral degree in a science related field of study, or M.D. Should demonstrate expertise in various lab techniques including cell culture and molecular biology assays (molecular cloning, cell proliferation assay, subpopulation analysis by FACS, stable and transient transfection, use of shRNA and viral constructs), preparation and analysis of DNA and RNA (preparation of plasmids, regular PCR and RT-PCR), chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assays, biochemical assays (ELISA, immunoblotting, Co-IP). Prior experience in DNA repair is preferred but not required. Prior experience in molecular biology, biochemistry and cancer genetics is preferred. It is expected that the candidate will have the ability to work independently, design experiments with appropriate controls, collect and tabulate data, publish and present results, as well as to participate in the training of graduate and rotation students in a research laboratory setting. 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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