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Postdoctoral Associate

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Stipend including great benefits.
Closing date
May 3, 2024

Job Details

The University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health is one of the nation’s leading schools of public health, ranking third among schools of public health in terms of NIH funding with contributions that have influenced public health practice and medical care across the world. Central to its mission is to foster a multidisciplinary research approach to understand and solve health problems.

Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Drs. Koldamova & Lefterov in the School of Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. The successful candidates will become part of a large, multidisciplinary neuroscience and environmental health community at University of Pittsburgh, with ample opportunities for collaboration across disciplines. The postdoctoral position in the lab are supported by NIH grants with goals of understanding the role of genetic and life-style risk factors for late onset Alzheimer’s disease. The main focus is on Apolipoprotein E and ABCA1, microglia and tau.  The lab utilizes transgenic animals for modeling of Alzheimer’s disease as well as postmortem human tissue and biofluids. These projects require the integration of multiple techniques, including animal models, histological, molecular, and genetic analyses of pathological markers providing the candidate opportunities to grow.

Knowledge and experience in molecular biology and/or neuroscience is a requirement. The application of Next Generation Sequencing including single cell transcriptomics and other omics approaches is a substantial part of the work relevant to all projects in the lab. The positions require basic knowledge of statistics and data analysis using Bioinformatics tools and software packages necessary to analyze sequencing data.

The candidates should have PhD or MD degree and have creative thinking, excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively. Applications should include curriculum vitae and names/contact information of three professional references.

Please apply through requisition #24002163 on

For more information/application, please contact Radosveta Koldamova or Iliya Lefterov at e-mail: and


The Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Department at the University of Pittsburgh has a sound reputation as a leader in training students to Identify agents that affect health, Study the long-term effects of environmental and occupational health risks, and Determine the molecular mechanisms of toxic agents that contribute to the development of certain illnesses and diseases.

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