Over the next 3 years, the University of Pittsburgh, which currently ranks 4th in NIH funding to universities and research institutions, plans to hire 10-12 highly creative faculty investigators to join a multidisciplinary team focused on determining the molecular root cause(s) of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and pursuing strategies to prevent and/or treat it.
With substantial financial support, we are creating a new state-of-the-art basic research center dedicated to bringing together – physically and intellectually – a critical mass of basic and translational AD investigators. We welcome investigators who approach AD from diverse perspectives, including neurobiology, genetics, molecular and cell biology, structural biology, mitochondrial biology, neuroinflammation, immunology/virology, microbiome/metagenomics, computational biology, and other fields.
We have established a marmoset colony on-site that will support translational studies in genetically engineered AD models using customized 9.4T MRI, PET-CT, and two-photon microscopy, all capable of imaging awake, behaving animals. We also support components of several NIA translational initiatives, including the mouse MODEL-AD program and AD Centers for Discovery of New Medicines. Team members will also have access to patient data, biospecimens, expertise, and resources from our Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), brain bank, and the PET Research Center, where Pittsburgh Compound B was discovered and developed.
We seek candidates at tenure-stream Assistant and Associate Professor levels with an MD and/or PhD or equivalent degree who have demonstrated exceptional qualifications in research, novel hypotheses and approaches to AD research, and excellent collaboration and communication skills.
We offer competitive start-up packages, opportunities for intramural pilot funding, and one of the most livable and innovative cities in the US. To be considered, please send a brief cover letter, CV, 1-page statement of AD research interests, PDFs of 2-3 recent publications, and contact information for 3 references to ADrecruit@pitt.edu.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled
Additional Salary Information: Competitive start-up packages with opportunities for intramural pilot funding
Internal Number: PittAD-SfN-2019
About University of Pittsburgh
With a proud legacy that includes Nobel laureates, the creators of the first safe and effective polio vaccine, and the discovery and development of Pittsburgh Compound B, the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) ranked 4th in FY18 in funding by the NIH to universities and research institutions. More importantly, Pitt is renowned for its genuine culture of collaboration and sharing of data, resources, trainees, and projects, with partnerships across schools, departments, and institutes as well as Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), with whom Pitt shares many research programs, joint graduate programs in neuroscience and computational biology, and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. Another key partner, UPMC, is the nation’s largest academic health center, spanning 40 hospitals and embedding a health plan covering 3.5 million participants; with the exception of Kaiser, UPMC is the largest provider-payer organization in the nation.
Together, Pitt, CMU, and UPMC have helped drive the Pittsburgh renaissance. Once a depleted rust belt city with a declining economy, Pittsburgh has become a vital, progressive, and affordable metropolitan area, appearing regularly on “most livable cities” lis...ts. Previously at the cutting edge of innovation in the Industrial Age, Pittsburgh now leads the way in innovation in medicine, computing, robotics, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology.