The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, is recruiting a Research Associate in the Ferguson Laboratory for Spine Research. The position will provide ongoing research in the Ferguson Laboratory for Spine Research and will work with Dr. Nam Vo. Duties will include participation with ongoing projects involving the basic biology and mechanobiology of the spine; experimental data processing and interpretation; establishment of mouse/rat models of disc degeneration and low back pain and associated outcome measures; conduct animal surgeries where appropriate, develop pain outcome assessment, maintain breeding colonies of these models; collaboration with other investigators at the University of Pittsburgh and other institutions, including core facilities; management of the Ferguson Laboratory for Spine Research; and the preparation of grants, manuscripts, and presentations. Minimum requirements include: candidate must possess a doctoral degree in biomedical or biological sciences or other closely related degree. Specializations in molecular and/or cellular biology are a must. The candidate must have previous surgical experience. A minimum of 4 years of post-doctoral training is also required. Application closing date 12/31/15. Starting date 3/1/16. Salary commensurate with experience.
Qualified applicants should forward a comprehensive curriculum vitae via e-mail to: Nam Vo, PhD; Assistant Professor; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; 3471 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1011; Pittsburgh, PA 15213; 412-605-3264; firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity Employer for Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.
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Nam Vo, PhD
Department: 35215-Med-Orthopedic Surgery
Application Process: Qualified applicants should forward a comprehensive curriculum vitae via e-mail to: Nam Vo, PhD; Assistant Professor; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; 3471 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1011; Pittsburgh, PA 15213; 412-605-3264; email@example.com. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity Employer for Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.
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