The research groups of Drs. Fadi Lakkis and Martin Oberbarnscheidt at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute and the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh are seeking a Research Scientist to perform microsurgery in organ transplantation and participate in transplantation immunology research. Our laboratories study cellular and molecular mechanisms of transplant rejection and have consistently published cutting edge work in this area. The position will entail performing kidney and heart transplantation in mice and will provide training in multiphoton intravital imaging, cellular immunology techniques, and high dimensional flow cytometry.
Applicants are required to have an MD or a PhD in the biomedical field. Experience and skills in mouse or rat microsurgical techniques are required. Experience and skills in mouse heart and kidney transplantation are desirable. The successful applicant is expected to be a team player, have good communication skills, and be familiar with animal handling and record keeping in compliance with IACUC rules.
The position is supported by NIH and institutional funding. The salary will be commensurate with experience level. Promotion opportunities based on performance are available.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets.