A highly motivated individual with doctoral training in molecular biology, genomics or signal transduction mechanisms is being sought for a two year postdoctoral position at the University of Pittsburgh, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. The ultimate goal of the laboratory is to develop techniques and materials 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 an inductive scaffold that modulates cell and molecular processes in tissue development and tissue response to injury. Studies in the laboratory include investigation of cell signaling mechanisms and cell:matrix interactions that direct cell migration, proliferation and immunomodulation. Individuals with a strong background in gene expression, miRNA, exosome 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 desirable.
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 techniques in, molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology to evaluate 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
Assistant: Emily Stayshich.
A postdoctoral fellow with a background in biomaterials, immunology, and/or drug delivery is being sought for a position within the Brown Laboratory at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. The Brown Laboratory seeks to couple a mechanistic understanding of the host inflammatory response in injury and disease with the development of contextdependent biomaterials and regenerative medicine strategies. The focus of the Brown Laboratory is upon clinical applications where few effective solutions currently exist, with increasing emphasis upon unmet clinical needs in the areas of aging and women’s health. Dr. Brown is a member of both the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the Magee Women’s Research Institute, both representing highly diverse scientific and clinical environments. The concepts of the work ongoing within the Brown Laboratory are in close alignment with ongoing basic science and clinical work within each of these centers.
The postdoctoral fellow will perform studies to understand macrophage‐fibroblast interactions in the context of the host response to implantable materials using techniques which include histopathology, immunolabeling, cell culture, flow cytometry and transcriptional profiling. A strong background in immunology, particularly macrophage biology, or drug delivery is desirable. Demonstrable skills in writing and public presentation are essential as is a strong record of peer reviewed publications. The ability to conduct independent research while also working as part of a multidisciplinary team is a must.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and a list of references to:
Bryan Brown, PhD.
Department of Bioengineering
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Brownb@upmc.edu
Postdoctoral Position Available for participation in a funded project to design a stem cell delivery system for treating eye injury. The position involves isolation, characterization and cryopreservation of adult stem cells, development of biological assays to assess stem cell immunomodulation potential in vitro and in vivo, as well as design and testing of a polymeric carrier to deliver stem cells to the ocular surface.
The candidate ideally should have skills in cell culture, mouse procedures, and biomaterials. Open immediately. Contact James Funderburgh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A post-doctoral position is immediately available in the Adipose Stem
Cell Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Projects in soft tissue reconstruction using adipose-derived stem cells, biomaterials and drug
delivery are the focus of the laboratory’s research. The successful candidate should have experience in cell culture, molecular assays such as PCR, small or large animal studies, immunohistochemistry, and image analysis. Additional consideration will be given to applicants with experience in biomaterials-based drug delivery systems. The Adipose Stem Cell Center offers an interdisciplinary environment with a foundation in basic science and engineering, as well as dedication to clinical translation. A Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or a related field is required. Please submit CV and the names of three references to email@example.com.
University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering invites applications by accomplished individuals with a Ph.D. or equivalent in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, or closely rela ted discipline. Applicants should have international stature in the biomechanics area . Specialties specific to general soft tissue, cardiovascular (including biofluid mechanics) or musculoskeletal biomechanics will be considered. The successful candidate will have a track record of well-funded research, broadly cited publications, a collaborative/entrepreneurial spirit, and professional qualifications consistent with appointment as full Professor.
The candidate must have an active and successful research program that would complement or reinforce existing strengths of the University’s Department of Bioengineering (www.engineering.pitt.edu/bioengineering ), and must be committed to high quality teaching for a divers e student body at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh is a top-5 institution in terms of NIH funding, provides a rich environment for interdisciplinary re search, and, through its affiliation with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), a diverse group of clinical collaborators. The Department of Bioengineering is consistently ranked among the top programs in the country, and has an outstanding multi-disciplinary faculty committed to translational research through extraordinarily close collaborations with the University’s Schools of the Health Sciences and UPMC. The department has strong research and educational programs, offering undergraduate (180 students, sophomore-to-senior years) and graduate (MS, PhD, and MD/PhD; 175 students) degrees. The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine (www.mirm.pitt.edu), Center for Medical Innovation (www.cmi.engineering.pitt.edu) and Musculoskeletal Research Center (www.pitt.edu/~msrc) offer many research opportunities.
Additional information is available from Dr. David Vorp, chair of the search committee (VorpDA@upmc.edu). The position is to be filled as soon as possible. Candidates are encouraged to apply early because applications will be reviewed as they are received. Interested individuals should send the following as PDF attachments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org : (1) cover letter, (2) complete CV, (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement, (5) three representative publications, (6) fundingrecord (if not included as a distinct section in the CV), and (7) list of at least five references (with full contact information). We highly encourage candidates from underrepresented US minority groups and/or females to apply for these positions. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.