Postdoctoral Associate

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
Salary will be determinded by the candidates career level based on the NIH stipend policy.
August 08 2017
2 positions available
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Laboratory of Dario AA Vignali, PhD

An NIH-funded post-doctoral position is available for an enthusiastic, hard-working individual to conduct research into the mechanisms that impact regulatory T cell stability in models of autoimmune diabetes and EAE.  This project will focus on the Nrp1 pathway (Nature 2013, 501:252; Cell 2017, 169:1130).

This position will focus on high impact mechanistic understanding and therapeutic development of the pathways and processes under investigation.  Candidates should have a PhD or MD/PhD, a solid understanding of basic immunology, and practical experience with mouse models of disease.  Training grant eligible candidates (US citizens and greed card holders) are strongly encouraged to apply.  Candidates will develop skills in mouse model analysis, immune function assays, flow cytometry and molecular biology techniques.  Candidate will also gain experience in writing and giving presentations.  Duties will include cell culture, molecular biology and biochemistry, complex in vivo mouse work, assays of immune function, training of undergraduate and graduate researchers, participation in department activities, presentations at Vignali lab meetings and any other assignments that the PI may request. 

Additional information about the Vignali Lab can be found at:

Twitter: @Vignali_Lab


Interested candidates should send a CV, brief description of research interests, and contact information for three references by E-mail to Ms. Barb Beatty, Department of Immunology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Room E1052 Biomedical Science Tower, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15261; E-mail:


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