The exciting joint postdoctoral position is available in the laboratories of Dr. Tzahi Cohen-Karni (CMU) and Gurkar (Pitt), to work on understanding the role of DNA damage and cellular senescence in the cardiac unit. This position requires knowledge of cardiac metabolism and in-depth technical knowledge of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived- cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CM). Tasks in this position may include organizing, implementing, and analyzing data collected from experiments involving live human cells, explanted animal tissue, and in vivo live animal studies. It may also include the development of research methodology and animal protocols, as well as writing reports which contain descriptive, analytical, and evaluative content.
The lab utilizes multiple methods including genetics, -omic approaches, protein biochemistry, and drug intervention techniques. This is an excellent opportunity for creative, motivated individuals to make seminal contributions to the field of cardiac aging biology. The incumbent will be expected to lead an independent project in one of these or related areas.
Qualifications or Expectations:
- Must have a recently awarded Ph.D. degree (within the last five years), MD degree (within the last ten years), or equivalent doctorate degree (e.g., ScD, DVM, etc.) upon initial appointment at the University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Associate guidelines apply.
- The successful candidate(s) will have excellent written and verbal English communication skills, along with experience in either cell culture, iPSC, molecular and biochemical assays, and studies involving small animals
Duties or Responsibilities:
- Experiments with cell culture, cardiac organoids, and microfabricated electrophysiological platforms
- Gathering and analyzing data and images from microscopes
- Lab maintenance including equipment troubleshooting and ordering required supplies
- Manuscript preparation for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations
- Periodical/literature searches to support the analysis
- Working with undergraduate and graduate students, providing mentorship and research guidance
Visit www.join.pitt.edu and View Requisition Number 22000346 to apply