We are looking for a postdoctoral scientist with expertise in biochemistry, confocal imaging and zebrafish genetics to join a collaborative group studying the pathogenesis of human neurological disease, using novel transgenic and knockout zebrafish models. A recent new grant award has made it possible for us to expand our zebrafish live imaging group. In collaboration with the Center for Biologic Imaging at the University of Pittsburgh, we are investigating the role of mitochondrial-telomere ROS cross talk in Parkinson's disease, by exploiting in vivo imaging and chemoptogenetic methods in a series of novel zebrafish models.
The successful applicant will be experienced in molecular biology, mitochondrial biochemistry, zebrafish genetics and microscopy. Competence in data analysis is required, and a sound working knowledge of MATLAB would be helpful.
PhD in neuroscience, biological science or a related discipline (or MD with equivalent research experience)
Track record of productivity
Experience and competence in advanced microscopy and imaging methods
Experience and competence in data analysis
Experience and competence in zebrafish transgenesis and disease models
Excellent communication skills, fluent in written and spoken English, ability to work in a team
Additional Salary Information: Salary depending on relevant experience and seniority
The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related research university, founded as the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787. Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America. Current enrollment includes 24,980 undergraduates and 10,034 graduate students. The mission of the University of Pittsburgh Schoo...l of Medicine is to improve the health and well-being of individuals and populations through cutting-edge biomedical research, innovative educational programs in medicine and biomedical science, and leadership in academic medicine. We strive to implement this mission with the highest professional and ethical standards, in a culture of diversity and inclusiveness, and in an environment that enables each individual to develop to his or her fullest potential.