$41,000 - $52,000 a year (Indeed estimate)
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is ranked as one of the fifteen best schools of medicine in research and #5 in NIH funding in U.S. Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Schopfer lab to study the formation and signaling of bioactive lipids. Lipids and fatty acids play a central role in signaling, tissue homeostasis, inflammation, and metabolism. Among the current projects in the lab, one investigates the metabolic and anti-inflammatory effects of novel fish oil fatty acids. The other project investigates the role of nitrated fatty acid, a class of endogenous anti-inflammatory molecules discovered in the lab and now in Phase II clinical trial, in metabolic regulation and inflammatory diseases.
We seek postdoctoral fellows that combine biochemistry, metabolic studies and animal models to help understand the formation and biological effects of these signaling lipids. The potential candidates should be highly motivated with a Ph.D. degree in biomedical sciences, strong background in biochemistry and metabolism and experience with animal work.
The successful postdocs will join a laboratory that made seminal finding in signaling lipids and is recognized by its analytical determinations and mass spectrometric findings in areas of lipid biology. The highly collegial environment at the Dept and School of Medicine invites to collaborations and provides a unique growth and learning opportunity for highly engaged and motivated post-doctoral fellows.
The laboratory is currently funded by federal (R01), non-profit organizations and industry, and has been highly successful in obtaining funding at different levels.
Salary is commensurate with experience and based on current NIH guidelines. The University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity employer. [EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled]
Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and the names and email addresses of three references with whom you have recently worked.