Postdoctoral Associate (Immunology and Cancer Research)

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida USA
Great benefits package
April 04 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine – UHealth is home to some of the brightest minds in the world.  Out Faculty teach students who represent the future of medicine.  Our researchers are discovering breakthrough patient treatments.  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.  Come join our team!

The Department of Cell Biology is looking to hire a Postdoctoral Associate. This individual will be responsible for performing a wide variety of experiments in a research laboratory studying the innate immune regulator STING and its role in influencing inflammatory disease as well as cancer. Objectives will be to evaluate novel STING-dependent adjuvants for the immunotherapeutic treatment of cancer as well as in new vaccine concepts to prevent infectious diseases and cancer. This position has been budgeted for FY19.

The minimum qualifications are as follows: PhD in Microbiology and Immunology.  Experience with cell culture, Western blot, DNA and RNA purification, PCR. Strong experience in T-cells assays (CTL), ELISA, cancer models and immunotherapy.  Immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry knowledge is required. The incumbent will also be performing in vivo experiments using murine models. Strong experience with animal experiments and a strong knowledge of immunology is required; cell biology preferred. The candidate will need to be able to convey information effectively, to work independently, and to follow verbal and written instructions. Strong analytical skills are required.  Individual must possess advanced scientific knowledge and be capable of exercising considerable latitude for independent judgement, perform non-routine and complex laboratory duties requiring advanced technical skills and proficiency for divisional faculty.  Will receive general supervision from the PI of the laboratory.  Any appropriate combination of relevant education, certifications, and/or work experience may be considered.

UHealth – University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the groundbreaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. University of Miami Hospital is the flagship facility of UHealth, which also includes the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, along with dozens of outpatient facilities. 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 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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