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Post-Doctoral Opportunities2022-09-23T16:41:31+00:00

Post-Doctoral Opportunities

Each McGowan affiliated faculty member selects postdoctoral trainees for their lab.

The following are known post-doc opportunities at this time:

The Pittsburgh Craniofacial Sciences Training Program (PCSTP) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine (Pitt Dental) is looking for excellent candidates for postdoctoral researcher positions at the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration and the Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics. The positions are funded through the NIDCR T90 mechanism.

The PCSTP training faculty have a broad range of research expertise spanning tissue regeneration, biomaterials, stem cells, biomechanics, chemistry and biology of mineralized tissues, immune modulation and genetics (https://www.dental.pitt.edu/research). University of Pittsburgh and Pitt Dental provide a vibrant and nurturing environment for postdoctoral trainees, facilitated by the Office of Academic Career Development.  University of Pittsburgh prides itself in its collaborative, inter- and multidisciplinary research environment that provides ample opportunities for postdoctoral trainees to interact with their peers, faculty and students in their research centers and across the campus. Postdoctoral trainees also have ample opportunities for professional development through various training programs, workshops, seminars and retreats at the University.

Eligibility

Candidates must possess an advanced doctoral degree (such as PhD, DMD,DDS, MD, EngD, PharmD, DVM) and be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.

Application

Eligible candidates interested in this training opportunity should send their CV, statement of research interests, contact information to three (3) referees to Dr. Dobrawa Napierala don11@pitt.edu. The candidates are also encouraged to approach faculty members whose research profile is of interest to the candidate for an initial inquiry.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will be considered without regards to race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status.

The Pittsburgh Craniofacial Sciences Training Program (PCSTP) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine (Pitt Dental) is looking for an excellent candidate for postdoctoral researcher position at the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration and the Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics. The position is funded through the NIDCR R90 mechanism.

The PCSTP training faculty have a broad range of research expertise spanning tissue regeneration, biomaterials, stem cells, biomechanics, chemistry and biology of mineralized tissues, immune modulation and genetics (https://www.dental.pitt.edu/research). University of Pittsburgh and Pitt Dental provide a vibrant and nurturing environment for postdoctoral trainees, facilitated by the Office of Academic Career Development.  University of Pittsburgh prides itself in its collaborative, inter- and multidisciplinary research environment that provides ample opportunities for postdoctoral trainees to interact with their peers, faculty and students in their research centers and across the campus. Postdoctoral trainees also have ample opportunities for professional development through various training programs, workshops, seminars and retreats at the University.

Eligibility

Candidates must be non-citizen dentists with a valid dental degree and may also have a PhD or equivalent degree from an accredited institution from within or outside of the United States.

Application

Eligible candidates interested in this training opportunity should send their CV, statement of research interests, contact information of three (3) referees to Dr. Dobrawa Napierala don11@pitt.edu. The candidates are also encouraged to approach faculty members whose research profile is of interest to the candidate for an initial inquiry.

The laboratory of Synthetic Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh is looking for two postdoc candidates to join our research program on programming multicellular systems and designer organoids. The projects will use synthetic and systems biology to program the development of human tissues. The developed tissues are regenerative, scalable, with a high degree of robustness and functionality. We will also identify novel design principles governing human tissue morphogenesis and cooperative cellular behavior and develop new technologies for high content differentiation control through these projects. The model systems span from in vitro human pluripotent stem cells to mouse models. For more information, please see Cell Syst: 2021 20;12(1):41-55.e11 and Trends Biotechnology: 2018 Apr;36(4):415-429.

The lab is located within the world-class Pittsburgh Liver Research Center (PLRC), home to a cutting-edge interdisciplinary research program on Liver diseases. We are also part of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Department of Pathology, and Department of Bioengineering. The candidate will have the opportunity to lead cutting edge highly interdisciplinary projects with collaborators at Carnegie Mellon University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of British Columbia, and Johns Hopkins University. You will have the opportunity to spend parts of your studies in the collaborators’ lab to enrich training experience and career development further. The candidate will engage with the stem cell and synthetic biology communities by presenting work at conferences and publishing high-impact papers and patents.

Minimum/Basic Qualifications: MD and/or PhD degree in a related field of study (bioengineering, molecular biology, and/or cell biology). Ability to perform standard molecular biology and mammalian cell culture techniques. Familiarity with synthetic and systems biology techniques, stem cell and organoids, in vivo mouse models, liver biology, and the hematopoietic system is a significant plus. A good track record of publication and ability to lead projects in fast pace environments is needed. Appointment: This position reports to Dr. Mo Ebrahimkhani and is situated at the PLRC and the university’s main campus. It is a full-time, benefits-eligible, fiscal appointment with a flexible start date. It comes with the possibility of annual renewal, dependent on available funding, performance, and the needs of the university. The salary follows the NIH Pay line scales for postdocs. Applications will be reviewed weekly until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment. The University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Mo Ebrahimkhani with their CV, cover letter, and contact information of at least two references included in the email.

University of Pittsburgh and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, searching for trained PhD Clinical Translational Investigator to support the Forman lab’s initiatives in skeletal muscle nitrite science, and to initiate their own grant applications and long-term career.

The Forman lab is based at the University of Pittsburgh as well as the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Its primary orientation is to nitrite science in relation to skeletal muscle mitochondrial bioenergetics and physical function in older adults with clinical applications to frailty, heart failure, and COVID-19. The ideal candidate has a background in cellular (bioenergetics, molecular signaling) and human (cardiorespiratory fitness, metabolism, body composition, exercise) physiology, with skills pertaining to both.

The candidate is to be hired as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, with 2-years of hard support provided. Responsibilities are to advance Forman lab initiatives, while also provided opportunities to advance independent initiatives at the University of Pittsburgh and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.  The candidate will be situated in well-resourced bench and human physiology lab situated within a new research center where a community of investigators from the University of Pittsburgh Vascular Medicine and Aging Institutes are also situated.

The candidate is to be hired through University of Pittsburgh with an additional appointment at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, such that funding eligibility includes NIH as well as VA funding opportunities.

Salary commensurate with experience, research methodology proficiency.

Key priorities: Capacities for team science, data organization and analysis as well as cellular and human physiological expertise.

Interested candidates contact Daniel Forman at formand@pitt.edu 412-864-2507.

The Glorioso Lab team carries out studies to apply gene therapy to the treatment of diseases of the nervous system that include chronic pain and brain tumors. Dr. Glorioso is offering an exciting opportunity for a post-doctoral fellow to develop treatments for glioma using advanced oncolytic HSV vectors. Applicants interested in the field of immuno-oncology would be most appropriate. However, students experienced in molecular virology and animal models of disease are also welcome. The lab is well supported by NIH grants for next 5 years. This position is available immediately. The Glorioso lab is located in Bridgeside Point-2 in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. Please contact Dr. Glorioso at glorioso@pitt.edu.

Company-funded and NIH-funded research positions at different levels (Postdoctoral and Research Technician) are available now for enthusiastic, driven, hard-working individuals to conduct research in Dr. Eric Lagasse laboratory at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the Department of Pathology.

The successful applicant will work on new cell-based therapies to generate ectopic organs. For more information, please see:

https://www.nature.com/articles/nbt.2379.pdf
https://aasldpubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/hep.32277

The positions will focus on gaining better molecular and cellular understanding of ectopic tissue/organ regeneration, in addition to therapeutic functions. Candidates should have some experience in mouse surgery and flow cytometry in addition to a good
understanding of basic cell biology and immunology, and ideally practical experience with analysis of cells and tissues. Candidates will also develop skills in wide variety of other techniques, such as mouse models, cells isolation and immune function assays.
Additional duties could include mouse colony management, training of undergraduate students, presentations at lab meeting, and any other assignments that the principal investigator may request.

Interested candidates should contact directly Dr. Lagasse at Lagasse@Pitt.edu).

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