Jobs

Postdoctoral Fellow

Employer

University of Pittsburgh

Location

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Principal Investigator

Iliya Lefterov and Radosveta Koldamova

Contact

For more information/application please contact Nicholas Fitz, nffitz@pitt.edu.

Description

Two postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the Iliya Lefterov and Radosveta Koldamova laboratory in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. The successful candidates will become part of a large, multidisciplinary neuroscience and environmental health community, and will have ample opportunities for collaborations. Positions are supported by NIH grants with goals of understanding how transcription factors and other regulators of lipid homeostasis impact the outcomes of neurodegeneration, especially Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the identification of novel therapeutic targets. These projects require integration of multiple techniques for rodent behavioral analysis, brain surgery, histological, molecular, and genetic analysis of pathological markers.

Requirements

Both candidates should have an M.D./Ph.D. in neuroscience, pharmacology, cell biology/physiology, or biochemistry/molecular biology, with a track record of productivity.

  1. For the first position, solid background and hands-on experience with transgenic mouse colony maintenance, small animal rodent surgery, and experience with immunohistochemistry using confocal microscope as well as behavioral testing to study the nervous system are required.
  2. For the second position, knowledge and experience in molecular biology and biochemistry with an emphasis on lipid metabolism and its regulation are requirements. Previous work with methods relevant to different -omics approaches such as lipidomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, as well as analysis of NGS data is desirable. Experience with bioinformatics tools, R-statistics, Unix/Mac OS platforms is a plus.

The candidates should have creative thinking, excellent communication skills, and ability to work collaboratively. Applications should include cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names/contact information of three professional references