Postdoctoral Associate (Brain Tumor Research) job Miami Florida
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Postdoctoral Associate (Brain Tumor Research) Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 10620297
Location: Miami, Florida Date Posted: 5/28/2021
Wage: Negotiable Category: Science/Research
Job Code: R100047303

Job Description:

About This Position

Great opportunity for a Ph.D. interested in brain tumor and cancer research while learning how apply for grants, write manuscripts and manage a research lab. Includes great benefits as well!

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Associate. The main duties of the Postdoctoral Associate will be to assist with obtaining blood and tissue samples from patients and setting up and performing research laboratory analyses of these samples and/or derived cell lines. The primary goal of the laboratory is to better understand early glioblastoma response to therapy, and use that information to modify therapy based on a patients early response. The research work performed in the principal investigator's laboratory is in line with the overall mission of the School of Medicine, in particular in enhancing human health by advancing discoveries from the laboratories to patients.

  • Conduct experiments of patient blood, patient tissue, derived cell lines, and mice in collaboration with the principal investigator, other investigators in the department, and other laboratory members.

  • Planned experiments currently include: ELISA (single and multiplex), circulating tumor cell capture and analysis, analysis of circulating tumor DNA in blood, and MALDI-TOF of tumor tissues.

  • Keep meticulous records of samples received and experiments performed on those samples

  • Record data and analyze results.

  • Assist in developing improved, additional, and/or alternative techniques and procedures.

  • Obtain and process samples with assistance from physicians, pathology, study coordinators, and clinical laboratory

  • Additional studies including cell line (e.g. culture and maintenance of cell lines, especially PDX) and animal experiments (e.g. including injection of PDX cells into experimental animals) may also be required.

  • Order and stock reagents, maintain laboratory inventories, and maintain laboratory environment and equipment

  • Train and assist with new staff and students

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or other doctoral degree in a biological science or health discipline

  • 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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Company: University of Miami Health System

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