A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Jonathan M. Beckel, Ph.D. in the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology. Our NIH funded project (funded until June 2023) aims to elucidate the mechanisms controlling vesicular and non-vesicular ATP release from the urinary bladder epithelium (urothelium) with a particular focus on how these pathways communicate with the sensory pathways controlling micturition. Studies will involve using a combination of pharmacological agents and genetic techniques both in vivo and in vitro to verify potential targets for the treatment of pathological bladder disorders such as overactive bladder (OAB) and bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC).
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is ranked #3 in NIH funding, and is internationally recognized as a leader in innovative biomedical research. The city of Pittsburgh is consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the United States. The successful candidate will receive a salary comparable to NIH NRSA levels as well as a generous benefits package. Excellent opportunities exist for publications, presentations at national and international meetings, grant writing, teaching and career advancement. The University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity employer.
A Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. with training in molecular biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, physiology or pharmacology. Previous experience handling animals (rodents), cell culture of cell lines and/or primary cells and molecular biology (cloning, plasmid propagation and viral production) is preferred. Candidate must be willing to work closely with and help train a number of undergraduate and graduate students working in the lab.
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