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The Miami Project is currently seeking a Post Doctoral Associate. The Post Doctoral Associate performs scientific research and studies under the supervision of managing staff. Moreover, the Post Doctoral Associate promotes institutional recognition through literal contributions to the scientific community.
CORE JOB FUNCTIONS
- 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.
Department Specific Functions - Job Summary (Purpose and Function)
The Post-Doctoral Fellow will be a critical member of a major scientific effort for a new NIH funded project. The work involves both in vitro assays and in vivo experiments that will support the development of novel therapeutics for spinal cord injury and other CNS disorders.
Accountabilities (For Non-exempt Employees Include Percent of Effort)
- Conduct high content assays to screen small molecules for their ability to promote axon growth
- Do in vivo experiments using spinal cord injury models to test the efficacy of novel compounds, cDNAs or shRNAs.
- Do routine molecular biology (cloning, PCR, RT-PCR, prepare viral vectors) to support the in vitro and in vivo experiments
- Perform immunochemical staining of tissue sections, and both florescent and confocal microscopy.
- Maintain laboratory areas; order lab supplies, participate in weekly lab meetings, including presenting results and methods to group members; plan weekly work schedules. Keep detailed laboratory notebooks and maintain documents relating to standard-operating procedures and vectors. Prepare first drafts of manuscripts.
- Occasionally will assist in training Post Docs, graduate students, undergraduates, and scholars.
- Other duties as assigned: “Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job. Management reserves the right to revise duties as needed.”
Reports to the principal investigator.
Minimum Qualifications (Essential Requirements)
No prior experience required
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
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