Post Doctoral Associate in Regenerative Medicine, Molecular Biology and Immunology

University of Pittsburgh - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Pittsburgh, PA

Job posting number: #7055469

Posted: January 23, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A highly motivated individual with doctoral training in molecular biology and/or immunology is being sought for a two year postdoctoral position at the University of Pittsburgh, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. The focus of work is the investigation of fundamental concepts of cell biology and immunology to develop novel strategies that promote the regeneration and constructive remodeling of mammalian tissues and organs. There is a strong emphasis on extracellular matrix and its constitutive molecules as modulators of cell and molecular processes in tissue development and tissue response to injury. Studies in the laboratory include investigation of cell signaling mechanisms and associated intracellular events that direct cell migration, proliferation, differentiation and immunomodulation. Individuals with a strong background in genomics, miRNA, nanovescicle isolation/purification, and high throughput data analysis are encouraged to apply. Experience in mammalian cell culture, transfection, luciferase assays, RNA isolation, protein purification, qPCR, RNA sequencing, western blotting, and investigation of signaling pathways is required.

The laboratory is part of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, which provides abundant opportunities for interaction with world experts in stem cell biology, biomechanics, immunology, biomaterials, and clinical medicine. The post-doctoral fellow will use the fundamental concepts of molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry, and cell biology to investigate the mechanisms that promote the restoration of structurally and functionally normal tissues and organs. Strong writing skills are absolutely essential, as well as a track record of first authorship for peer reviewed publications. Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in an appropriate field. The candidate must be able to conduct independent research while collaborating with others in a large interdisciplinary laboratory. The initial appointment will be for one year with the intention of extending this position for an additional one or two years. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, C.V., and list of references to:

Stephen Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
450 Technology Drive, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Email: badylaks@upmc.edu
Assistant: Rachel Thomas, thomasre@upmc.edu




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