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Postdoctoral Associate - Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Job Description

Florida International University is a top public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. Very high research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 56,000 and 290,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.

Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is a national leader in transforming the health of communities through its purposeful integration of education, research, and clinical care by providing an environment enhanced by diversity, clinical innovation, and research. The College of Medicine prepares socially accountable, community-based physicians, scientists, and health professionals who are uniquely qualified to transform the health of patients and communities.

The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University is currently seeking a full-time, non-tenure, Postdoctoral Associate position within the Department of Immunology and Nanomedicine. Research in the laboratory focuses on identifying molecular mechanisms regulating HIV latency in the CNS and lung with a goal of eradicating viral reservoirs in these target organs. Lung research will also emphasize on the effects of HIV infection and cigarette smoke on lung inflammation and airway innate immunity with a goal towards developing therapeutic approaches to rescue these effects. The laboratory is funded by three NIH R01 grants and a Florida department of health grant to determine the effects of HIV and cigarette smoke on reactive oxygen species, mitochondrial dysfunction and airway inflammation. The Postdoctoral Associate is required to work with HIV and animal models of the disease. The selected candidate will also be responsible for analyzing scientific data, writing manuscripts for publication, and helping with grant proposals to agencies such as the National Institute of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DOD), and National Science Foundation (NSF). For more detailed information on research in the lab, please look at our lab publications:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/browse/collection/48296501/?sort=date&direction=ascending .

Minimum qualifications include a terminal degree (PhD or MD).

Prior experience working with animals and researching lung comorbidities in HIV is preferred. Candidates with experience and publications demonstrating analyses of Omics data specifically, RNAseq, single cell genomics, spatial transcriptomics and metabolomics are preferred.

Faculty

Commensurate with experience

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To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.† Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.

Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest.†In this account, you are able to track your applicant status†in "My Applications".†

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process.† It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.

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To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.† However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of† their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractorís legal duty to furnish information.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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