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Post Doctoral Associate

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine- Recruiter
Miami, Florida
Up to $62,000 Annually
Closing date
Jul 18, 2024

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Health Sciences, Healthcare
Position Type
Full Time
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The department of Neurology has an exciting opportunity for a Full Time Post Doctoral Associate to work at UHealth. 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.


  • Perform and develop individual research projects on stroke and vascular cognitive impairment
  • Perform rodent and canine stroke endovascular surgeries (reversible middle cerebral artery occlusion model)

  • Work with and deliver stem cells

  • Perform molecular neurobiology experiments on rodent, canine as well as human tissue

  • Perform in-vitro cell culture experiments

  • Be constantly willing to learn new scientific techniques and ideas

  • Demonstrate excellent troubleshooting skills

  • Fellow will be mentored and encouraged to write and pursue post-doctoral research fellowships

  • Must be able to develop independent research projects, research design, execute experiments, record research findings, analyze data, interpret results and present them well (analytical and critical thinking is important)

  • Experience working in a stroke or dementia lab, doing stroke surgeries (MCAO model), other vascular surgeries, molecular biology experiments (western blotting, RT-PCR, RNA-DNA isolation, immunofluorescence, histology, etc.), is preferred

  • Write manuscripts and publish in peer-reviewed journals

  • Attend and present at regional, national and international meetings

  • Candidates with expertise in MCAO and other vascular large and small animal surgeries are encouraged to apply

  • Be able to execute independent projects as well as communicate effectively with PI/faculty for guidance

  • Must have very good science-writing skills

  • Must be able to organize and manage multiple projects with high efficiency

  • Be willing to work on and develop projects at the cusp of clinical and pre-clinical research (translational work)

  • Be willing to train other junior laboratory personnel as required

  • Be involved in lab management tasks as needed

  • Work cooperatively in a laboratory setting and be willing to work occasional flexible hours as needed

  • Be proficient with use of computers, Microsoft office, remote meeting tools, willing to learn analytical software/s used in the lab, as needed

  • Demonstrate excellent communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills

  • Must have excellent organizational skills  

  • Be an extremely good team player


This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.


Minimum Qualifications


  • Ph.D. required
  • No prior experience required


Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:


  • 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.

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