The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is seeking a PhD in Medicine, Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Bioengineering or similar with experience in liver patho-physiology and/or endocrinology research, preferably translational bench-to-bedside oriented, for a Post-Doctoral position.
The main field of study will be the mechanisms of hepatocyte dysfunction and fibrosis in alcohol related liver disease and acute-on-chronic liver injury. The project will rely on the use of high through-put methods (RNA and DNA sequencing, methylome studies, proteomics and metabolomics) on the analysis of human samples. Human data-based, hypothesis-driven work will be required in order to gain mechanistic insight on complex biological processes. The goal will be the discovery of new biomarkers and potential therapeutic targets. Bioinformatic background, experience in building of prediction models, statistics skills and molecular biology knowledge, although not essential would be very beneficial.Qualifications:This job will require significant scientific judgment and advanced academic qualifications. Successful candidate will conduct complex laboratory work and technical analysis with the help of a laboratory technician. Additionally, he will collaborate on conceptual project designs, determine details of the experimental process and data analysis methodology, and coordinate all laboratory research including data collection, input, evaluation and analysis for this project.
Interested candidates should send a 1) Cover Letter 2) Current Curriculum Vitae 3) Statement of research interests [one page max] 4) Copy of medical school or graduate school transcripts 5) Three letters of reference.
Please e-mail a single assembled application [one attachment only] in PDF format to:
Ramon Bataller, MD, PhD.
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center