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Postdoctoral Associate (Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center)
University of Miami in the Miami, Florida
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Date Posted 06/26/2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

About This Position

A postdoctoral research fellow position is available immediately in Professor Jonathan Trent’s laboratory at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center/University of Miami. The projects are focused on examining the role of the IDH pathway in sarcoma (including Chondrosarcoma) pathogenesis and progression. The studies involve elucidating the basic mechanisms of IDH deregulation and crosstalk with other stem cell pathways in mesenchymal tumors, using in vitro and preclinical in vivo models.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. J. Trent with the goal to develop the research described in the publication:

Targeting the IDH pathway in chondro sarcoma models.

This research involves projects related to understanding cancer integrin and vascular signaling  using the latest techniques in basic cancer biology and high throughput analyses (ChIP-seq, RNA-seq), as well as developing preclinical mouse models and drug treatments.

The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications

We are looking for a highly driven, passionate candidate with a strong interest in high quality research and in making basic discoveries to help with the cure for cancer. The successful candidate should have:

  • A PhD or other doctoral degree in Life Sciences, preferably cancer biology; or M.D.

  • An established track record of publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals

  • Training in signal transduction, stem cell and/or cancer biology

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, fluency in English is essential

  • A natural ability to work within an interactive team of scientists

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 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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