Research Associate, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Molecular Therapeutics Laboratory. Responsibilities include providing ongoing research related to the gene – and cell-based therapies to treat musculoskeletal diseases and injuries, such as: 1) viral vector-based gene therapy for musculoskeletal diseases; 2) ex vivo engineering of stem cells for tissue regeneration; and 3) gene-activated scaffolds for tissue healing. We are seeking an independent, self-starter candidate with multi-tasking abilities who can handle several projects concurrently. The applicant is expected to be highly productive and have proficiency in molecular biology and virology, cell biology and culture, PCR and western blot, animal models and handling, microscopy and tissue histology. See also: http://www.mirm.pitt.edu/our-people/faculty-staff-bios/bing-wang-md-phd/. Qualifications: PhD and/or MD Preference will be given to the applicant with evidence of scientific productivity, a record of previous publications, and a commitment to developing an independent research program. Salary commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: 111686
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.