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Assistant Scientist Bioinformatics/Cheminformatics

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University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

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Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology 8 -STA

The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Scientist. This position contributes to basic and applied research activities and may play a lead role, including authorship of scientific publications, technical and agency reports, or patent preparation. The Assistant Scientist will be responsible for the integration, modeling, analysis, and visualization of diverse heterogeneous datasets, and will be involved in the development of computational models and hypothesis of drug mechanisms of action. The Assistant Scientist will develop novel computational methodologies and will develop and implement data standards, and will also be responsible for knowledge modeling/ontology engineering in the areas of biology and chemistry and develop key features, UI elements, documentation, testing, and application of novel software tools. The Assistant Scientist will regularly interact with other CCS personnel as well as other University of Miami faculty and research staff.

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Ph.D., M.D., or other doctoral level degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Cheminformatics, Computational Chemistry, Computational Biology, or a closely related field of study. One year of relevant postdoctoral experience with hands-on experience with a variety of bioinformatics and cheminformatics resources and tools. This can include PubChem, other chemical biology databases such as ChEMBL, PDSP, Binding DB; pathway databases such as KEGG, PID, GEO, TCGA, ENCODE, CMap, etc.; and molecular dynamics, docking, pharmacophore, QSAR, chemical fingerprints, statistical data analysis, gene set enrichment analysis, network modeling, etc. methodologies and software packages. Knowledge of biomedical ontologies and experience in knowledge modeling, description logic, and general ontology engineering principles, Protege software, and ontology languages is preferred. Possess strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills. Ability and desire to work in a multidisciplinary team in close collaboration with others.

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. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Veteran/Disability Employer. Come join us!

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza (the flu) season (September through April), the University of Miami 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.

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A private research university with more than 15,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond.

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