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Davidson Lab Postdoc Position

Postdoctoral Positions in Cellular Mechanics and Biophysics of Morphogenesis


Department: Bioengineering

Positions are available to study the physical principles of morphogenesis in the Mechanics of Morphogenesis / Davidson Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Bioengineering. Our group focuses on studying the molecular, cellular, and tissue-scale processes that regulate mechanical properties and force-production during morphogenesis. Projects can involve quantitative cell biology, biophysics, bioengineering, and embryology.

Postdoctoral candidates will have recently completed a PhD and have strong background in either bioengineering, biophysics, cell and developmental biology, or cell- and tissuemechanics. Candidates with expertise with biochemistry, quantitative microscopy, microrheology, microfabrication or computer simulation are preferred. The research environment at the University of Pittsburgh includes a dynamic community of bioengineers, developmental biologists, cell- and tissue-level biomechanics, and theoretical biologists. Nearby resources include the Peterson Institute of NanoScience and Engineering and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. Contemporary Pittsburgh is a diverse vibrant city undergoing a renaissance led by world class Universities and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should forward their CV, statement of research interests, and references to Lance Davidson via email at lad43@pitt.edu

The Department of Bioengineering is strongly committed to a diverse academic environment and places high priority on attracting female and underrepresented minority candidates. We strongly encourage candidates from these groups to apply for the position.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Contact Name: Lance Davidson
Contact Email: lad43@pitt.edu
Url: Davidson lab website