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Post Doctoral Associate
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The Department of Psychiatry has multiple exciting opportunities for two Post-doctoral Associates to work on the UHealth Campus. The Post Doctoral Associate performs scientific research and studies under the supervision of managing staff (headed by Professor Claes Wahlestedt). Moreover, the Post Doctoral Associate promotes institutional recognition through literal contributions to the scientific community. The ideal applicant, working with Drs. Claes Wahlestedt, Claude-Henry Volmar and Zane Zeier, will have a unique skill set and a deep molecular understanding of human disease related biological systems and associated drug and biomarker discovery. Priority areas are neuroscience (esp. Alzheimer's disease and addiction), cancer and rare genetic disorders.Â
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
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.
Ph.D. or M.D. required
No prior experience required, Molecular biology, genomics, pharmacology, bioinformatics, disease physiology, drug screening, target identification, and animal disease modeling are among the desired skill sets.
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.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
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.
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Job Status:Full time
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