The Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the field of lower urinary tract function. Our laboratory is involved in studies seeking to understand how injury, chronic stress/pain and aging can influence mechanisms including oxidative stress in both non-neuronal (uroepithelial; smooth muscle) and neuronal cells that ultimately alter organ function. The candidate will have the opportunity to integrate molecular, biochemical, genetic and anatomical approaches in ongoing multidisciplinary projects to study bladder health and disease using cellular and rodent models.
If you are interested in this position please apply with your CV, cover letter and contact information for two references to Dr. L.A. Birder (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.
PhD or MD/PhD in biomedical research such as molecular and cell biology, neuroscience or pharmacology
Excellent writing and interpersonal skills
Internal Number: 0825
About University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh is a national leader in biomedical research ranking third in the nation for NIH funding and provides an outstanding environment to conduct research including a diversity of investigators, a spirit of collaboration, and state-of-the art facilities, hospitals, cores, and centers. There is an interactive research environment and multiple annual research conferences sponsored by the Departments of Medicine, Cell Biology and Physiology, Developmental Biology, Bioengineering, Geriatrics, Pathology, Urology, Pharmacology, and Biological Sciences. The School of Medicine, which consists of 31 departments, is closely affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) which is considered a leading American health care provider. The partnership between the medical school and UPMC has led to the establishment of many research centers and institutes (i.e., Drug Discovery Institute; Aging Institute; Vascular Medicine Institute) that bring together basic scientists, clinical scientists, physicians, graduate students and physicians-in-training.