Post Doctoral Associate in Cancer Bioengineering [Bioengineering - (23007454)]
- University of Pittsburgh
- Location: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
- Job Number: 7191411 (Ref #: 23007454)
- Posting Date: Nov 4, 2023
Postdoctoral Associate position in Cancer Bioengineering
Tumor Microenvironment Engineering Laboratory
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Bioengineering and UPMC Cancer Center
A postdoctoral position is available at the Tumor Microenvironment Engineering lab in the Department of Bioengineering and UPMC Cancer Institute. We employ a quantitative approach that integrates microfluidics, systems biology modeling, and in vivo experiments to investigate the role of the normal and diseased microenvironment on breast and ovarian cancer growth, metastasis and drug resistance. Our group has projects in three main areas: (1) Drug-resistant microenvironments in breast cancer: modeling cellular dynamics. (2) Metastatic dissemination and drug resistance in ovarian cancer. (3) Macrophage interactions with fibroblasts in tissue homeostasis/3D matrix remodeling and single-cell functional assays.
Applicants should hold a PhD in bioengineering, biomedical sciences, or related fields. A strong background in cancer biology is preferred, including experience with quantitative assay development and optimization, microscopy. Openings are also available for candidates with a computational/mathematical background with expertise in mechanistic modeling and systems analysis.
The Tumor Microenvironment Engineering laboratory offers the opportunity to work at the forefront of cancer bioengineering, learn cutting edge techniques and collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of scientists and clinicians. The candidate will benefit from the rich biomedical research environment in the University of Pittsburgh, including the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, the Department of Computational and Systems Biology, the Drug Discovery Institute and the Magee-Women's Research Institute. The city of Pittsburgh is one of the "most livable" cities in the US and is a leader in medicine, engineering, and high-tech industries.
Please visit the website (www.zervalab.com) to find out more about research projects, publications, mentoring and collaborations. Interested applicants must submit a CV, statement of research interests, and contact information for three references with their application.
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