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University of Miami Postdoctoral Associate in Coral Gables, Florida

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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.

General Description (Purpose and Function):

The Postdoctoral Associate supports research activities at the University, under the supervision of a faculty member, in order to advance their knowledge and/or be documented by scientific publications.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:• Works and collaborates on studies related to field of study. • Ensures the design, development, execution and implementation of scientific research and/or development in collaboration with a research team. • Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories to potential inventions and products. • Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories. • Contributes to scientific literature and conferences, when appropriate.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:• Must have excellent communication skills, oral and written. • Must be detail oriented.

Education Requirements (Essential Requirements):Doctoral degree or equivalent in their specialty.

Work Experience Requirements (Essential Requirements):No work experience is required.

Duties related to the College of Arts & Sciences:The Galetti Lab is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate position to work on fruit-frugivore interaction and the effects of defaunation on ecological and evolutionary consequences for plants in South Florida and Caribbean ecosystems. Research in the Galetti’s Lab. addresses fundamental problems in ecology and conservation using multiple complementary approaches. A particular area of interest is to understand how seed dispersers influence plant demography and genetic diversity, and how this translates into species resilience. We are looking for a curious, creative, collaborative, and ambitious scientist with broad interests, a broad skill set, and lateral-thinking ability to join our group at the University of Miami. The candidate has to provide experience with molecular analyses of plants, network analyses, niche modeling, and an excellent understanding of the natural history of tropical ecosystems. Experience working remotely in challenging field conditions. This appointment is for one year initially, with the possibility of renewal up to two years, based on satisfactory performance and funding.

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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A vibrant and diverse academic and healthcare community, the University of Miami and the University of Miami Health System have rapidly progressed to become one of the nation’s top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation.

A private research university with more than 17,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is focused on creating a future that cuts across geographic, cultural, and intellectual borders.

The University comprises 11 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs. The University ranks No. 57 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges list and ranked No. 49 in the 2020 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.

Established in 1925 during the region's famous real estate boom, today the University is a major research university engaged in nearly $346 million in research and sponsored program expenditures annually. While the majority of this work is housed at the Miller School of Medicine, investigators conduct hundreds of studies in other areas, including marine science, engineering, education, and psychology.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is ranked the #1 eye hospital in the USA and offers some of the nation's premiere eye doctors to treat every eye condition for adults. Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer, part of the Miller School of Medicine, received the prestigious National Cancer Institute designation in 2019.