Post Doctoral Associate

University of Miami

Job Description

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The Department of Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology has an exciting opportunity for a Post Doctoral Associate position. The incumbent 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.

Core Job Functions

1. Conducts research on specific areas of study as assigned.
2. Prepares research reports and technical papers for publishing.
3. Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories.
4. Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories.
5. Develops advanced analytical models and systems and provides solutions and analyses to support strategic and tactical decisions.
6. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

7. Leads research projects and develops novel hypotheses in the laboratory of Dr. Defne Bayik.
8. Conducts in vitro and in vivo experiments.
9. Maintains clear and complete records.
10. Prepares scientific manuscripts and reviews.
11. Communicates findings at lab meeting and conferences.
12. Supervises and trains students.
13. Collaborates with other lab members and research groups.
14. Attends departmental events.

Core Qualifications


MD or Ph.D. in relevant field

Certification and Licensing:

Not Applicable


No prior experience required

Department Specific Functions

Leads research projects and develops novel hypotheses in the laboratory of Dr. Defne Bayik Conducts in vitro and in vivo experiments Maintains clear and complete records Prepares scientific manuscripts and reviews Communicates findings at lab meeting and conferences Supervises and trains students Collaborates with other lab members and research groups Attends the departmental events.


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.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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