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Taylor Lab

Genetic underpinnings of hematologic malignancies

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Investigator / Contact Person Justin W. Taylor, M.D.

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Current Opportunities

Post-Doctoral Fellow

A postdoctoral position is available to study genetic mechanisms of hematologic malignancies. The applicant should be enthusiastic about cancer research and a self-motivated, independent worker. The laboratory will use molecular and genetic techniques to discover the driving forces behind blood cancers and leverage that knowledge to develop new therapies. The applicant should be interested in translational research with a strong knowledge of basic biology, hematopoiesis, immunology and/or molecular biology. Specific interest and experience with CRISPR gene-editing, single-cell technologies, mouse models of leukemia/MDS and/or drug sensitivity/resistance screening will be preferred.


Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology, cancer biology or related fields. Experience in a research laboratory setting. Ability to make a firm commitment to the project. Present data at public meetings and publish manuscripts. Work with other lab members and across collaborative groups. Must be willing to work with animals, experience preferred but not required. Applications should include full curriculum vitae, publication list, information on years of experience in research and laboratory work. Three reference letters, one of them from the Ph.D. advisor, are required.

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Graduate Student

University of Miami Graduate School students or medical school M.D./Ph.D. students interested in Cancer Biology are welcome to rotate or join the lab by contacting Dr. Justin Taylor or the appropriate Graduate Program Coordinator. The applicant should be able to learn quickly and be prepared to join a laboratory that will be starting a new line of research into genetic mechanisms of blood cancers with direct translation to developing new treatments for patients with cancer. Main laboratory experiments are molecular biology, gene-editing, transgenic animal models and drug sensitivity/resistance screening.