The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is one of the fifteen best schools of medicine in research and #5 in NIH funding in U.S. Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Schopfer lab to study the formation and signaling of bioactive lipids. Lipids and fatty acids play a central role in signaling, tissue homeostasis, inflammation, and metabolism. Among the current projects in the lab, one investigates the metabolic and anti-inflammatory effects of novel fish oil fatty acids. The other project investigates the role of nitrated fatty acid, a class of endogenous anti-inflammatory molecules discovered in the lab and now in Phase II clinical trial, in metabolic regulation and inflammatory diseases. Nitrated fatty acids are at the crossroads of nitric oxide chemistry, redox biology and lipid signaling, three relevant and exciting fields.
We seek postdoctoral fellows that combine biochemistry, metabolic studies and animal models to help understand the formation and biological effects of these signaling lipids. The potential candidates should be highly motivated with a Ph.D. degree in biomedical sciences, strong background in biochemistry and metabolism and experience with animal work.
he successful postdocs will join a laboratory that made seminal findings in signaling lipids and is recognized by its analytical determinations and mass spectrometric findings in areas of lipid biology. The highly collegial environment at the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology and School of Medicine invites to collaborations and provides a unique growth and learning opportunity for highly engaged and motivated post-doctoral fellows. The Schopfer laboratory is a translation-focused research lab at the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh. The long-term goal of this lab is to apply multiple disciplinary approaches inclusive of organic chemistry, mass spectrometry, biochemistry and animal models to identify metabolic targets and predictive biomarkers, as well as developing pharmacological approaches to treat inflammatory and metabolic diseases. The laboratory is currently funded by federal (R01), non-profit organizations and industry, and has been highly successful in obtaining funding at different levels.
Salary is commensurate with experience and based on current NIH guidelines. The University of Pittsburgh is an equal employment opportunity employer/EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
Please address all inquiries to Dr. Schopfer, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and the names and email addresses of three references with whom you have recently worked.
Review of applications will begin immediately until these positions are filled. The University of Pittsburgh offers a comprehensive salary program and excellent benefits in a smoke and drug-free workplace. The University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.