Postdoctoral Associate

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center - University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh - UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh
Salary commensurate with experience + outstanding University benefits.
January 15 2021
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Postdoctoral Position

                               UPMC Hillman Cancer Center                     

Affiliated with University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

A Postdoctoral Position is available in Cancer Metabolism.

A postdoctoral position in cellular metabolism of ovarian cancer is available in the laboratory of Dr. Katherine Aird at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. These funded projects will focus on how metabolites affect the epigenome, DNA damage response, and/or microenvironment during ovarian tumorigenesis and progression. This research will integrate cellular and molecular biology of in vitro and in vivo models of ovarian cancer, metabolomics, and high throughput genomics, and will be executed through multi-disciplinary and cross-institutional collaborations. More information can be found at

The Aird Lab is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate who has recently earned, or nearing completion of, a PhD degree in cellular and molecular biology or a related field. Necessary research skills include standard molecular and cellular biology techniques. Prior experience in cancer research is not required. In addition, the candidate should have outstanding critical thinking and problem-solving skills and excellent written and oral skills. Salary is commensurate with experience and based on current NIH guidelines. Additionally, the candidate may be eligible for a Hillman Postdoctoral Fellowship for Innovative Cancer Research (

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is ranked #5 in NIH funding, and Pittsburgh has been consistently voted as one of the top livable cities in the US.

To apply for a position, the qualified candidate should submit a one-page cover letter stating reasons for their scientific interest in the lab and career goals, a curriculum vitae including technical skills, and the names and contact information of three references. Submit your application to: Katherine Aird, PhD at Applications will be reviewed and evaluated on an ongoing basis, following the receipt of all required materials. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

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