OPPORTUNITIES 2018-06-20T13:34:03+00:00

Recruitment Opportunities

Pioneer Award Postdoctoral Fellowships

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Miami, Florida (US)

Pioneer Award funded research in the laboratory of Dr. Ramin Shiekhattar, a leader in epigenetics and RNA biology fields, is centered on identifying mechanisms and factors involved in enhancer function and enhancer deregulation in pancreatic cancer and melanoma using novel tools and methods toward enhancer therapy in cancer. These will include dissecting the role of enhancer RNAs (eRNAs) and long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) in enhancer function and cancer progression.

Successful applicants will work on projects aimed at identifying and verifying the function of enhancer regulatory proteins and other epigenetic factors, during pancreatic and skin cancer progression. The group is using state-of-the-art techniques and model systems to achieve these goals, including protein loss-of-function (shRNA, CRISPR/Cas9), proteomic analysis (mass-spectrometry), and global genomics and transcriptomics technologies (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq) in cancer cell lines and patient-derived xenograft tumor models.


We are looking for candidates with high impact publications (scientific impact of 8 or higher journals). We need motivated, ambitious candidates with a strong interest in epigenetics and cancer. In addition, the successful candidate should have:

  • A PhD in Life Sciences
  • Proven track record of publication in international journals.
  • Previous experience in biochemistry, stem cell and/or cancer biology.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Fluency in English is compulsory.The wish to be part of a highly interactive and international group of scientists.

Place of employment

Our lab is located at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC), University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. We have weekly journal clubs, data clubs and seminars with invited speakers.

Please send your CV to Franklin Bouret at fbouret@med.miami.edu

Assistant Scientist


The incumbent will be employed to carry out advanced independent and/or directed research to achieve the objectives of the research project. Duties assigned to this title require an in depth knowledge of a specialized field, process, or discipline of science relevant to the Slingerland laboratory. Duties will involve organizing and implementing complex research plans, the development of methods of research, testing and data collection, analysis and evaluation, and writing reports containing descriptive, analytical and evaluative content. The duties will require the exercise of independent discretion and judgment in carrying out research activities within the predetermined research scope and methodology. The Assistant Scientist will already have completed considerable Post PhD training and will assist the Principal Investigator, who is also the Director of the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.  The incumbent will conduct research and ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of University of Miami.


  • Plan and conduct assigned and/or original research projects autonomously while working collaboratively with UM faculty, staff, postdocs and students.
  • Maintain accurate records of research findings and the analysis of results.
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication in collaboration with UM faculty, staff, postdocs, and students.
  • Present research findings at local and international professional meetings.
  • Mentor graduate and undergraduate students as appropriate.
  • Responsible for assisting graduate and undergraduate students in area of expertise.
  • Other duties as assigned. Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job.  Management reserves the right to revise duties as needed.


  • PhD in relevant discipline in cell/molecular biology, immunology, stem cell or leukemia research.  Must have broad knowledge of hematological malignancy or related fields of cancer research as well as experience in human cell/tissue culture, molecular biological techniques, experimental experience with animal models, studies in epigenetics, and experience in cancer research.
  • Post-doctoral training: must have completed at least 3 years of Post-doctoral training in a relevant scientific area


  • Ability to plan, organize and meet deadline; highly motivated, must be detail oriented, self-starter with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of PC software programs: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Need the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and independently.
  • Must be able to apply logic and demonstrate problem solving techniques.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

Please send your CV to Franklin Bouret at fbouret@med.miami.edu