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Postdoctoral Associate Pathoimmunology of Rheumatic Diseases Research

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University of Miami

Miami, FL

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The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The University Of

Miami Miller School Of Medicine, Department of Medicine – Division of Rheumatology,

is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to study the pathoimmunology of systemic

rheumatic diseases. Animal models, human tissues, and in vitro systems are used

to assess the contribution of the innate and adaptive immune systems to tissue

manifestations of rheumatic diseases including lupus, myositis and scleroderma. Carries out mammalian cell culture and microbial culture. Assists in the design and planning of experiments in collaboration with other labs and other laboratory members. Be able to assist and direct laboratory assistants. Assists with animal experiments, particularly mice. Performs DNA extraction and purification, PCR, Primer Designing including degenerate primers, PAGE, Restriction digestion, DNA Sequencing, Southern Blot, Plasma preparation, Cloning, Colony PCR, RNA extraction, Reverse transcriptase PCR, Real time PCR, mass spectrometry, Western blot, ELISA and protein expression and purification from bacterial and mono-nuclear cellular systems. Collects and analyzing data into written and graphical formats for publication, presentation in meetings, and grant applications. Performs other duties as assigned.

The minimum requirements are: Doctoral degree in Molecular Biology, Microbiology or related field. Demonstrated adequate command of English is required. Experience with molecular biology and immunology-based laboratory techniques such as PCR, Southern blots, DNA extraction and purification, PAGE, etc. Excellent sterile technique to work with cell and tissue culture is required. Good mouse handling technique and experience in mouse models preferred. Fluency in English is required. Good oral and written communication skills needed. Being organized, responsible, tidy, motivated and enthusiastic for basic research. Able to work well as a team. An appropriate combination of education, certifications, and/or relevant to work experience will be considered.

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. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Veteran/Disability Employer. Come join us!

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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A private research university with more than 15,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond.

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