The University of Pittsburgh, Departmetnt of Medicine, Division of cardiology is seeking a postdoctoral position. This position is available in the NIH funded laboratory of Dr. Brett Kaufman, whose group studies mitochondrial biogenesis, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) metabolism,and mitochondrial stress responses in human disease and animal genetic models. This position will focus on fundamental aspects of mtDNA biology and the resolution of mtDNA mutations and structures in human and mouse models. In this position, the applicant will be trained in high resolution and live-cell microscopy, DNA structure assessment, and organelle-targeted drug delivery. The applicant will have exposure to the development of novel mouse models for both mechanistic and therapeutic studies.
Qualifications: The research team is an energetic, hardworking group looking for a like-minded colleague. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, have experience in molecular or cell biology, and a strong publication track record. The incumbent will have strong written and verbal English communication skills. A Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or a related field is required. Start date is immediate.
The selected candidate will also have the opportunity to benefit from the unique career, mentoring, and funding opportunities available in the Vascular Medicine Institute and the Center for Metabolism and Mitochondrial Medicine at the
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Applicants interested in the Pulmonary, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Aging, or
VMI T32 programs are particularly encouraged to apply.
For more info about this position, visit:https://www.kaufmanlab-pitt.org/
Application Instructions:Visit join.pitt.edu and View Requisition Number 21006575 to apply