The Division of Gastroenterology at the UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is recruiting a junior research faculty member on the nontenure track. The ideal candidate for this position would have prime responsibility conducting novel and cutting edge work in the area of aging and stress resistance. We seek exceptional individuals who have experience in studying these topics using the invertebrate model system Caenorhabditis elegans, and those who can also relate their research to mammalian biology.
Applicants are expected to have extensive experience in the area of molecular genetics of aging in invertebrate model systems and an in-depth understanding of gene structure, function, and regulation to deciphering complex pathways and identifying molecular basis of organismal phenotypes. Further, candidates are expected to have proficiency in working with microbial pathogens and other non-biological stressors with expertise in immunity and stress responses. This position will also require experience in large-scale sequencing technologies and post-sequencing bioinformatic analysis and a working understanding of data science languages such as Python and R. Other representative areas of interest of the applicant should include (but are not limited to) host-pathogen interactions, lipid metabolism, reproduction, molecular evolution, physiological adaptation, and disorders related to aging.
The ideal candidate will direct independent research and will facilitate an active laboratory research program that trains graduate and undergraduate students. A commitment to obtaining and procuring first-class external funding in expected.
We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity. The University of Pittsburgh and the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh are equal opportunity employers. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/veterans are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should forward their CV to: Arjumand Ghazi Ph. D, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Developmental Biology and Cell Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Rangos Research Center, Rm 7129, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224, Ph: 412- 692-9433 (off), Fax: 412-692-8906, Email: Arjumand.Ghazi@chp.edu.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/WF/Vets/Disabled
Please refer to job description 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.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Required Attachments: Curriculum Vitae
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Internal Number: 19008481
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