Surgery- Research Asst Professor

University of Miami (Coral Gables)

United States

February 9, 2022

Description

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Job Description

The incumbent will have a background in genetics, molecular and cellular biology or equivalent area. The Research Assistant Professor will manage postdoctoral fellows and their research projects, and will supervise research projects of interns, undergraduate or graduate students. The Research Assistant Professor may lecture or conduct demonstrations and teach across UM schools. The Research Assistant Professor will partner and collaborate with faculty in the Department of Surgery, and perhaps other departments throughout UM, to advance knowledge, training, and education.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Reporting to the head of his/her laboratory and the leadership of the Department of Surgery; the incumbent will conduct, collaborate and manage scientific research
  • Manage the daily operations of his/her lab; conduct research experiments, collect and analyze data
  • Conduct regular lab meetings,
  • Supervise, mentor and manage postdoctoral fellows as well as graduate students engaged in collaborative research projects
  • Write and submit scientific papers and abstracts, submit grant proposals
  • Qualifications

    Faculty members in the Department of Surgery will need to meet the following requirements:

    Requirements (essential)

  • Ph.D. in genetics, biology, molecular biology, or equivalent area.
  • Experience in working in the field of pancreatic cancer.
  • Expertise in working on pancreatic tumor metabolomics, tumor stroma, tumor recurrence and drug resistance.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of scientific techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience in running a lab, funded research projects, and/or supervising post-docs.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse constituency.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Demonstrates ability to develop collaborative research projects in a manner consistent with the mentor's research plan and contribute towards the making of scientific advances in the field of work.
  • Demonstrates ability to teach in the laboratory setting and/or through presentations of papers and/or seminars.
  • Contribution to grant applications that are collaborative in nature with the mentor.
  • Demonstrates desire to move towards scientific independence through submission of grant applications with the mentor's approval, collaborate with scientists other than the primary mentor with whom the scientist works.
  • 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

    Employee Type:

    Faculty

    Pay Grade:

    50

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