Post-Doctoral Fellows

Post-Doctoral Fellow Applications

Postdoctoral Associate in molecular aspects of age-related macular degeneration

The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to work on the experimental aspects of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This position will work on research directed towards identifying molecular mechanisms that confers the risk or protection of AMD.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research on AMD.

  • Perform high-throughput sequencing sample preparations, molecular genetics analyses, and bioinformatics analyses.
  • Conduct research in cell-based models and human eye tissues to evaluate the functional consequences and mechanisms of genetic factors in AMD.
  • Confer with principal investigators to review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments; make minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular equipment as required.
  • Review scientific literature to keep abreast of new developments and to obtain information regarding previous experiments to aid in the design and development of original procedures and techniques.
  • Supervise, train and instruct residents, interns, students or lower level personnel in molecular genetics techniques and procedures.
  • Compose manuscripts for publication and present research findings at lab meetings and conferences.

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.

Minimum requirements are as follows: Ph.D. or M.D. required. Experience in ophthalmology, molecular genetics, lentiviral gene delivery, eye tissue dissection/staining preferred. The ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team is expected.

The University of Miami is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to email their Curriculum Vitae and list of three references to hihginfo@med.miami.edu with “AMD postdoctoral position” in the subject line. Also, applicants are required to apply online at http://careers.med.miami.edu. Under “Department”, select “John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics”. Position number: 050712.
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Postdoctoral Associate in statistical or genetic epidemiological aspects of Alzheimer’s disease

The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to work on the statistical and genetic epidemiological aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), as part of a multidisciplinary AD research team, led by Dr. Margaret Pericak-Vance. This team of investigators is comprised of molecular geneticists, neurologists, bioinformaticians, and statistical and genetic epidemiologists who work together on studies related to AD. The qualified candidate will be working on research directed towards identifying environmental factors, genes and the mechanisms that they influence to increase the risk and outcomes associated with AD. Also the candidate will gain experience with next generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis. This project offers a unique opportunity to participate in the Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium (ADGC).

Minimum requirements are as follows: Ph.D. Experience in statistical genetics, statistics, genetic epidemiology, or bioinformatics preferred. The ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team is expected. Any appropriate combination of education, certifications, and/or relevant work experience may be considered.

The University of Miami is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to email Curriculum Vitae and list of three references to hihginfo@med.miami.edu with “AD postdoctoral position” in the subject line.

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Postdoctoral Associate experimental aspects of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN)

The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics has an opportunity available for a Postdoctoral Associate will work on the experimental aspects of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). This position will work on research directed towards identifying epigenetic mechanisms that delay or prevent the onset of DPN.

Minimum requirements are as follows: Ph.D – no experience necessary. Experience in epigenetics, molecular biology, neurbiology and rodent disease modeling preferred. The ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team is expected. Any appropriate combination of education, certifications, and/or relevant work experience will be considered.

The University of Miami is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to email Curriculum Vitae and list of three references to hihginfo@med.miami.edu with “DPN” postdoctoral position” in the subject line.

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Post Doctoral Associate for Genomic Origins and Admixture in Latinos (GOAL)

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine-UHealth is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. Our Faculty teach students who represent the future of medicine. Our researchers are discovering breakthrough patient treatments. 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 subspecialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year.

The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate who to join our cutting-edge research team. We are seeking applicants for a new initiative, Genomic Origins and Admixture in Latinos (GOAL), which aims to characterize genetic diversity in Latino/Hispanic groups and develop novel statistical methodology for genetic analysis in heterogeneous, admixed populations. The applicant will conduct innovative analyses and develop novel approaches working with a multi-Institutional team lead by Dr. Eden Martin at University of Miami’s HIHG in collaboration with Dr. Carlos Bustamante’s team at Stanford University. The Postdoctoral Associate will work on the study of genetic origins and admixture in Latinos. The general responsibilities are to conduct data analysis and simulations to study the potential impact of population structure in our dataset on disease studies, and work with the project investigators to innovate new methods for populations with complex substructure. Specifically, the individual will work with genetic marker and DNA sequence data in our sample of 150 Latino family triads. They will run statistical and mathematical analyses to describe the population differences. They will conduct theoretical development of novel statistical methods to incorporate population structure. They will develop computer simulations to evaluate methods. The individual will work with the project PI and co-investigators to interpret results and prepare manuscripts.

Minimum qualifications include a PhD or MD. Applicants should have experience in one or more of the following areas: epidemiology, genetics and statistics. The ability to work in an interdisciplinary team is expected. Any appropriate combination of education, certifications, and/or relevant work experience will be considered.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to email Curriculum Vitae and list of three references to hihginfo@med.miami.edu with “goal” in the subject line.

The University of Miami is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Also, applicants are required to apply online at http://careers.med.miami.edu. Under “Department”, select “John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics”.

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