Post Doctoral Associate

University of Miami

Job Description

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The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

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 University assets.

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.

CORE QUALIFICATIONS                                                                                        


MD or Ph.D. in relevant field

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

The ideal candidate for this position will be a recent highly motivated doctoral graduate, who has strong laboratory experience in molecular and cell biology techniques including:

  • Stem cell immunoselection and characterization

  • Exosomes purification and characterization

  • 3D organoid culture techniques

  • RNAi techniques

  • DNA/RNA purification and quantitative RT-PCR


  • Flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry

  • 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.


Department Specific Functions

The Department of Orthopedics at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a full time Postdoctoral Associate in the laboratory.  The main focus of our research is on orthopedics/sports medicine, molecular and cellular mechanisms of inflammation, fibrosis and pain in osteoarthritis (OA). The work involves stem cell-based research, stem cell-free (exosomes) research and OA animal model experiments.  Specifically:

Candidates will support research activities at the University and work under the direction of a principal investigator, program director, or designee of the principal investigator or program director. Candidates work under direct supervision, but are expected to carry out research duties with creativity and latitude. Maintains an overview of relevant research findings. Prepares reports of research results for public presentation through seminars and conferences. Collects and analyzes data as requested. Maintains appropriate databases. Ensures accurate written and computerized records. Undertakes literature searches for the research project. Interprets and present the findings of the literature searches, advising the research teams appropriately regarding potential projects. Maintains up to date with subject related and professional issues, in particular, developments in the specific subject area. Ensures all research is undertaken according to good research practice and guidance. Expected to contribute to extramural proposals, publications, and presentations relevant to the specific area of research.

Department Specific Qualifications                                                                 


Ph.D. or other doctoral degree


  • The candidate should have previous experience with animal model experiments

  • Strong knowledge of stem cell biology and immunology

  • 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.

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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