Postdoc, University of Miami

  • Postdoc
  • Mitochondrial Biogenesis in Health and Disease
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Miami, FL, USA


The Barrientos Laboratory at the University of Miami is actively seeking highly motivated postdoctoral fellows. Our research focuses on understanding the basic mechanisms that govern the biogenesis of mitochondrial protein complexes in health, disease, and aging. Projects in the laboratory are to illuminate in these scenarios the assembly and function of the mitochondrial translation machinery and of the mitochondrial respiratory chain and oxidative phosphorylation system components, involved in biological energy transduction, as well as the mechanisms underlying nucleus-mitochondria communication. To achieve our goals, we are using in vitro approaches, yeast models, and applying innovative gene-editing techniques to an array of human cells in culture. However, research in the laboratory is always driven by our inquiries and projects frequently involve multiple approaches and model organisms.

Qualifications/Preferred Skillsets:

We are seeking accomplished applicants with a strong training background in cell and molecular biology at large, with a preference for mitochondrial molecular biology. Experience working with proteomics and bioinformatics is a plus. However, in the selection of candidates we will emphasize overall scientific abilities and potential rather than technical expertise. Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or equivalent degree (for no more than three years) and possess strong independent research abilities with ambitious scientific interests, self-motivation, and the ability to work effectively with a team.
Successful candidates will be offered NIH-salary level, will be trained following an individual training plan (IDP), and encouraged and supported to apply to postdoctoral fellowships. To apply, please send an application package as a single pdf file including your CV, a brief description of research experience (1 page) and career goals (0.5 pages), the future research interest/s if accepted in the lab (1.5 pages), and contact information for three references to: Antoni Barrientos ( and Flavia Fontanesi (

Something about the PI: Antoni Barrientos is a mitochondriologist that also enjoys running and hiking

Salary: NIH level
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