Postdoctoral Associate (Leukemia Biology and Epigenetics) job Miami Florida
Postdoctoral Associate (Leukemia Biology and Epigenetics) job Miami Florida
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Postdoctoral Associate (Leukemia Biology and Epigenetics) Job



Employer Name: SpiderID: 8702555
Location: Miami, Florida Date Posted: 6/3/2019
Wage: Negotiable Category: Science/Research
Job Code: R100032564

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About This Position

The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center with the University of Miami Health System and Miller School of Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. The focus of this position will be in the Cancer Epigenetics Program and will work in a highly collaborative environment investigating the molecular mechanisms of epigenetic regulation of leukemia and normal hematopoiesis.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate with in-depth knowledge and extensive skills in cellular and molecular biology to join the lab. The candidates 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). Projects will include in vivo and in vitro modeling of candidate genes to identify epigenetically silenced genes that contribute to the development of hematopoietic malignancies and characterization of candidate genes using in vitro and in vivo systems.


Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. or other doctoral-level degree in a relevant field of study, or M.D. Strong molecular biology or cancer biology skills. Previous experience with epigenetics, cancer modeling or hematopoiesis is preferred. Evidence of scholarly ability (record of publication in peer-reviewed journals, etc.) must be presented. Ability to communicate in written and spoken English is required. 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.


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.

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