Postdoctoral Associate (Oncology/Molecular Biology/Microbiology/Immunology)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Miami, FLORIDA

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Multiple NIH- funded postdoctoral associate/fellow positions are available in the Department of Surgery- Oncology at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine.
We are seeking highly motivated candidates to conduct multi-disciplinary translational research in the following areas of research:

1. Exploring the role of gut microbiome in cancer & inflammation
2. Circulating tumor cells and tumor metastases.
3. Tumor immunology and immunotherapy.
4. Study of cancer stem cells and tumor microenvironment.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. M.D/ Ph.D. in Cancer Biology/ Molecular Biology/ Microbiology and Immunology with experience in circulating tumor cells isolation and analysis of gut microbiome desirable but not essential. Postdoctoral associates are expected to be active participants in the conceptualization and execution of multi- disciplinary research projects using in vitro and in vivo rodent models for research. Candidates with strong record of accomplishment in the form of scientific publications along with excellent communication and presentation skills.

To apply, please send your CV including three professional references and a cover letter describing your work experience and career goals to:

Ms. Shweta Lavania  

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!

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