Postdoctoral Associate

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Competitive salary will be commensurate with relevant research experience.
October 21 2019
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Department of Surgery / University of Pittsburgh

Postdoctoral Associate

The Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh seeks a Postdoctoral Associate to work jointly in the labs of Dr. Melanie J Scott and Dr. Matthew Neal.  This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, hard-working Postdoctoral Associate who is a highly self-motivated individual. We are looking for an individual who is also team-oriented and possesses excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Our labs are part of the research group in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The successful applicant will be responsible for projects associated with several NIH-funded studies investigating mechanisms of innate immunity in models of trauma, sepsis and acute lung injury associated with sickle cell disease. The primary focus of the work is on mechanisms of activation of inflammasome pathways and signaling, with a particular focus on platelet inflammatory responses, mechanisms of liver and lung damage, hypoxia/reoxygenation injury, and thrombosis and coagulation.  Both the Neal and Scott labs use the latest available research tools to answer basic and translational science questions, and we have many successful local, national and international collaborations. The successful applicant will be encouraged to interact and continue collaborations with internationally respected scientists and medical professionals.

Candidates should possess a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D in in molecular biology, cell biology, immunology or related field and have a demonstrated record of success evidenced by publications in peer reviewed journals. Candidates should have experience with small animal research, in vitro cell culture (preferably using primary cells) and extensive knowledge of molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry techniques. He/she should have the ability to work collaboratively and be interested in working with individuals from many different backgrounds including clinicians and basic scientists. Candidates should also have good command of the English language and evidence of good writing and interpersonal skills.

Interested individuals should submit a CV with contact information, a cover letter stating how our program complements your research interests, experience and future plans, and the contact details of three references to:

Melanie Scott

Competitive salary will be commensurate with relevant research experience. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, and the Department of Surgery has a strong commitment to diversity and equality for all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled employer.