Postdoctoral Associate (Biology)

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Miami, FLORIDA

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The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking a Post doctoral fellow who will be responsible for the design and conduct of research into the pathogenesis of human lymphoma. He or she will work independently designing, carrying out, and critiquing experiments. This individual will have sophisticated knowledge of molecular biology, cellular biology, biochemistry, or mouse modeling of human cancer as well as basic knowledge of current bioinformatics analysis of genetic datasets. He or she will be able to initiate collaborations with scientists within SCCC or elsewhere. This person must be able to supervise assigned technical staff within the laboratory and write up experimental results for submission of manuscripts and for scientific presentations using Power Point, and other graphics software as needed. The person must be able to write reviews and book chapters along with the PI and assisting the PI in writing grants for funding to the NIH and state agencies. The person must keep abreast of latest literature in the field and search for references to technical problems and keep up-to-date of the methods and techniques related to the specific field of research. The person must be knowledgeable and know how to perform the following experiments: RNA and DNA work, western blot, immuno-precipitation, protein expression, PCR, cloning, flow cytometry, CHIP assays, library preparation and screening, apoptosis assays and micro-array studies.

Qualified candidate must possess a M.S., Ph.D. or M.D. degree in Biology, Biological Sciences, Life Science and/or other related field. 3-4 year experience performing non-routine and complex laboratory duties requiring advanced technical skills and proficiency. Must be able to work with minimum direct supervision and independent judgment is required. Excellent skills in computer and English (both verbal and written) required. Previous publication track record is advantageous and will be taken into consideration.

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