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medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in
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
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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
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
Faculty members in the Department of Surgery will need to meet the following
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
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work with diverse constituency.
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
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
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive
benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
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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
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
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