Post Doctoral Associate
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh , PA
Job posting number: #7137758
Posted: April 3, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionThe laboratory of Dr. Samit Ghosh in the Vascular Medicine Institute at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking enthusiastic postdoctoral associates who will work on NIH-funded projects, and who will contribute to the vibrant and team-oriented laboratory environment. The lab is focused in studying the cellular and molecular pathogenesis of multiorgan damage in SICKLE CELL DISEASE, with a particular interest in acute and chronic kidney injuries (https://vmi.pitt.edu/research/labs/ghosh-lab/). The lab is also interested in the pathophysiological interactions of kidney injuries with other comorbidities in SICKLE CELL DISEASE.
The candidate will have the opportunity to learn physiological assays in live mice, bone marrow transplantation, hematology, vascular biology, and other molecular and biochemical techniques. The candidate is expected to drive and take ownership of their research project, design and perform biological experiments with rigor, be highly organized and communicative, and maintain a high work ethic. We especially welcome applicants who are recent graduates and are interested in pursuing an independent academic career.
Designs optimize and execute research experiments related to research projects.
Analyzes resulting data, and interprets data independently (with guidance from the PI or other lab members).
Works collaboratively with other lab members, senior researchers, and faculty members at the departmental or inter-institutional levels.
Manages time and multiple projects efficiently while prioritizing deadlines and projects.
Other duties will include the presentation of data, written project updates, oral presentations (including lab meetings, and intradepartmental seminars), etc.
Ph.D. in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, life sciences or a related field.
No experience is required. The candidate must be willing to work with live mice.
Experience in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, and histopathology, is desirable.
Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
The applicant should have a good publication record and have experience in presenting at national or international meetings.