The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is recruiting a full-time faculty member at the Research Assistant Professor level, nontenure.
Responsibilities of this position include working with ongoing projects investigating the molecular and cellular mechanisms of tendinopathy and stem cell mechanobiology. The successful applicant may also be involved in devising novel functional tissue engineering approaches to effective repair of injured tendons and ligaments.
Minimum requirements: Applicants should possess a PhD in the biological sciences, or a closely related field. Applicants should have minimum 5 years of postdoctoral research experience with solid knowledge and excellent skill-sets in cellular and molecular biology. In particular, experience with stem cell research and animal models is highly desirable.
Starting date is negotiable, but applicants should be able to start before the end of October, 2017. Salary commensurate with experience.
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military..., conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.