Postdoctoral Associate

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Scaife Hall, 8th floor, 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Salary will be based on experience, NIH Guidelines
July 16 2019
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A postdoctoral position is available to do research on antibody identification and engineering in the laboratory of Dr. Dimiter Dimitrov in the Center for Antibody Therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The candidate will conduct cutting edge research developing novel scaffolds and antibody libraries, performing panning and screening phage and yeast display libraries, increasing antibody affinity by in vitro maturation, and humanizing antibodies. The work will also involve measurements of binding kinetics, recombinant antibody production as well as production of other proteins, immunostaining, working with mammalian cell cultures, and using other related methodologies.


PhD or MD/PhD in a biomedical discipline is required. Prior experience with antibody identification and engineering as well as with antibody libraries is required. A background in biological engineering is strongly encouraged. In addition, the candidate should be 1) fluent in written and spoken English, 2) be able to work independently and as a member of a research team, 3) be motivated and hard-working, and 4) have an interest in antibody engineering and developing antibodies as therapeutics.


To Apply:           Please send cover letter with current resume/ CV via email to the attention of Gabriella Merritt c/o or via US Mail to:

            Ms. Gabriella Merritt

            Administrative Coordinator

            Division of Infectious Diseases

            University of Pittsburgh

            School of Medicine

            Scaife Hall, Room 817

            3550 Terrace Street

            Pittsburgh, PA  15261

No phone calls, please.

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