Postdoctoral Associate (Neurosurgery - Endovascular Research)

Miami, Florida
Based on experience. Includes benefits: health insurance, paid time off, retirement plan, wellness
Sep 11, 2020
Oct 11, 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Entry Level

The Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate to focus on Endovascular Research. Specifically, we are seeking a highly-motivated and talented, Postdoctoral Associate to join Dr. Robert Starke’s laboratory at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The successful candidate will use cell culture and animal models, and molecular biology techniques to investigate the role of endothelial dysfunction in cerebral aneurysm formation and progression. This research project is part of the overall goal of the laboratory which is to understand how and why cerebral aneurysms form, progress and rupture and the development of novel treatment strategies for cerebral aneurysm management. The candidate must be able to work both collaboratively and independently and must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. S/he will be expected to present their data in laboratory meetings each week and represent the laboratory by presenting their work in seminars and poster presentations as appropriate. S/he will also be expected to perform data analysis, prepare manuscripts of their work, write grants, and assist in the training of new laboratory members and in the daily operation of the laboratory.


Minimum Qualifications


Successful candidates must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD/PhD, or MD), and a track record of productivity with peer-reviewed publications. A background in molecular biology, cell culture, and multicolor flow cytometry are required; experience in –omics research (epigenomics, genomic, proteomic), ChIP-seq, and/or rodent surgeries are desirable. 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.


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