Postdoctoral Associate - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Miami

Miami, Florida

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The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

About This Position

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has a great career opportunity for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Emiliano Cocco, a new faculty member whose research focuses on the study of the biology of rare oncogenic drivers and on the identification of mechanisms of resistance to targeted therapy in solid tumors, is looking for a highly motivated scientist interested in cancer research.

The individual will be assigned to multiple projects aimed at evaluating the oncogenic properties of different gene fusions and oncogene mutations. Immortalized cells of different origins will be engineered to express these altered genes. The characterization of the resulting cell models will include the evaluation of the intracellular localization of the fusions, their oncogenic and metastatic potential, their response to therapy as well as the identification of the downstream pathways that are preferentially activated. Cell models will also be used to establish xenografts for in vivo studies.

The laboratory is fully equipped with access to outstanding core facilities at the University of Miami School of Medicine and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. This position conducts research on solid tumors in 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 technologies such as proteomic and transcriptomic. 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.

The Postdoctoral Fellow performs scientific research and studies under the supervision of the principal investigator. A successful candidate should have documented experience in cancer biology and studies of biochemistry. The Postdoctoral Fellow promotes institutional recognition through literal contributions to the scientific community.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant lab that will include research associates, research assistants, and students.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or other doctoral degree in a biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology or other biological science

  • 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. Click here for additional information.

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