Postdoctoral Associate (Miami Project to Cure Paralysis)

University of Miami

Miami, FL

Job posting number: #7056931 (Ref:R100031384)

Posted: April 12, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. The Postdoctoral Associate will be an integral part of a major scientific effort directed at the evaluation of novel molecular and cell transplantation strategies for the treatment of pain. The position would be ideal for a candidate familiar with spinal cord/peripheral nerve injury-induced chronic pain research.

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

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related discipline, should be highly motivated and capable of both independent and team work. Experience with small rodent surgeries, rodent behavioral testing, cell culture, immunocytochemistry, neurochemistry and molecular biology or biomedical engineering are desirable. Ability to analyze and present data, manuscript preparation, and contribution to grant applications and reporting are also required responsibilities of the Postdoctoral Associate.

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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