Post Doctoral Associate – Physiology and Biophysics
University of Miami (UM)
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The Department of Physiology & Biophysics has an exciting opportunity for a Full Time Post Doctoral Associate. The Bianchi lab is seeking an early career Postdoctoral Associate to join the laboratory as soon as possible. The Bianchi lab works on the molecular mechanisms underlying the functional interaction between neurons and glia and how these shape animal behavior. The Bianchi lab uses a variety of techniques including molecular biology, C. elegans genetics, confocal microscopy, functional imaging, electrophysiology and animal behavior. Highly motivated individuals with backgrounds in Physiology, Physics, Neuroscience, and Molecular Biology are encouraged to apply. The Post Doctoral Associate 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.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs statistical analyses, including selecting the appropriate analysis procedure, setting up data for analysis, judging validity and reliability of data, designing and writing programs to perform analyses, and producing written reports on the result of the analyses.
Assists faculty researchers and other collaborators in the planning and design of research experiments. Establishes priorities and recommends schedules, time tables and costs.
Presents project results to internal and external parties.
Operates specialized scientific equipment.
Uses available technology to facilitate the success of projects.
Liaises with other departments, outside collaborators and others to ensure success of experiments.
Writes technical publications and reports.
Trains staff, graduate assistants and/or student employees.
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.
Ph.D. in relevant field.
Relevant experience from Ph.D. Research or previous Post-doctoral work, preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Analytical approach to defining scientific questions.
Ability to design scientifically testable hypotheses and to apply scientific rigor.
Ability to acquire broad-based and cross-disciplinary knowledge.
Enthusiasm and self-motivation.
Good communication and writing skills.
Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject disciplines.
Organizational and project management skills.
Written and oral communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills in order to work effectively with all levels of staff.
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.
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Job Status:Full time