Post Doctoral Associate at CareerBuilder

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Miami, Florida

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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

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 lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

Department Specific Functions

The Comprehensive Center for Brain Health (CCBH), part of the Division of Cognitive Neurology within the Department of Neurology, Miller School of Medicine is seeking to hire a Post-doctoral Research Fellow. Comprehensive Center for Brain Health is directed by Dr James E. Galvin, MD, MPH, Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. CCBH is a state-of-the-art 13,000 square foot clinical research facility based in Boca Raton, FL (55 miles north of Miami). The primary research focus of CCBH is to conduct deep phenotyping (including fluid and imaging biomarkers), develop pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies, and explore reasons for health disparities in the areas of brain health and neurodegenerative disease. The Post-doctoral Research Fellow will work on independent projects that align with the goals of the laboratory, under the guidance of PI/Research Faculty. This is a full-time position which will involve working in close collaboration with the PI/Research Faculty for projects that focus on conduct deep phenotyping, develop therapies, and explore reasons for health disparities in the areas of brain health and neurodegenerative disease. The post-doctoral fellow will be trained in a holistic manner by the faculty, to succeed as an independent scientist as well as help train the fellow to define and achieve his/her career goals.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform and develop individual research projects on brain health and neurodegenerative disease.

  • Supervise psychometrists.

  • Contribute to teaching mission for students, interns, residents, and fellows.

  • Contribute to community outreach and lay educational opportunities.

  • Participate in NIH and industry-sponsored clinical translational research.

  • Be constantly willing to learn new scientific techniques and ideas.

  • Demonstrate excellent troubleshooting skills.

  • Fellow will be mentored and encouraged to write and pursue post-doctoral research fellowships.

  • Must be able to develop independent research projects, research design, execute experiments, record research findings, analyze data, interpret results, and present them well (analytical and critical thinking is important).

  • Write manuscripts and publish in peer-reviewed journals.

  • Attend and present at regional, national, and international meetings.


  • PhD in Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology

  • 0-2 years of post-doctoral experience

  • Experience working with older adult populations with and without cognitive impairment

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • 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.


Work conditions: work is normally performed in an indoor office environment. Subject to frequent interruptions.

Physical Activity Requirements:

  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or by telephone.

  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate keyboard and other office equipment.

  • Reaching to retrieve and maintain files.

  • Bending, pushing, moving and lifting files, documents and objects weighing up to approximately 15-20 pounds.

    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. Click here for additional information.

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