Postdoctoral Associate (Neurology)

University of Miami

Miami, FL

Job posting number: #7057133 (Ref:R100029266)

Posted: April 26, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Department of Neurology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. The laboratory investigates diverse molecular processes ranging from regulation of mitochondrial translation and the assembly process of mitochondrial ribosomes, to mitochondrial RNA metabolism and to the biogenetic pathways of respiratory chain complexes and supercomplexes. The goal is to decipher the pathways and elements involved in these processes and their regulation by environmental cues. The Postdoctoral Associate will perform research in this field.

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

Conducts research on specific areas of study as assigned.

Prepares research reports and technical papers for publishing.

Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories.

Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories.

Develops advanced analytical models and systems and provides solutions and analyses to support strategic and tactical decisions.

Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D., in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology or a closely related field of study or M.D. Previous experience working in the mitochondrial field is a plus, but not required. 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 capacity for independent work and, at the same time, the ability to work as a member of a team are essential. Experience on human iPSC models, yeast models, mRNAseq or translation profiling are welcome.

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 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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