About This Position
The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. Working under general supervision of the Principal Investigator, The Postdoctoral Associate will plan and carry out studies focused on cancer cell biology. This position will maintain critical cell lines, as well as work with animal models (mice). The overall goal of the laboratory is to understand the key factors that render cancers resistant to radiotherapy and to then develop better alternative therapies that can overcome the disease. The research work performed in the Principal Investigator's laboratory is in line with the overall mission of the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine, in particular, enhancing human health by advancing discoveries from the laboratories to the patients.
Ph.D. in a relevant studies in a life science field. Knowledge and understanding of commonly-used concepts, practices and procedures within the field of cancer biology. Ability to perform basic cell and molecular biology techniques (cell culture of immortalized, cancer and normal cells, preparation of normal cells from animal tissues, DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, RT-PCR, clonogenic assay and other survival in vitro assays, viability assay, western blotting, comet assay, H2AX staining, DNA fiber assay, monoclonal antibody production and analysis). Ability to handle small animals including tail tipping for genotyping. Ability to inoculate tumor cells into mice in the form of intracranial injection. Demonstrated ability to multitask. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with professional interpersonal skills. Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines. Strong ability to pay close attention to detail. Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a team. Effective problem-solving skills. Must demonstrate flexibility and ability to work professionally while under pressure and in a fast-paced and ever-changing work environment. Ability to read, listen to and follow instructions. Ability to operate laboratory equipment including PCR, RT-PCR, Western blotting apparatus, gel electrophoresis, elisa readers, luminometer and microscopes. Proficiency in Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with Immunohistochemical staining preferred. Experience with microarray data analysis preferred.
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