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Postdoctoral Associate in Vascular Tissue Engineering

Postdoctoral Associate in Vascular Tissue Engineering

Department: All SSoE Positions, Bioengineering

Postdoctoral Associate in Vascular Tissue Engineering
Soft Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Vascular Medicine Institute
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Available Positions:
The Soft Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh currently has openings for a Postdoctoral Associate in Vascular Tissue Engineering. Applicant Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Openings are immediate and could start as early as November 1, 2017.

Candidates for both positions should have excellent organizational skills, an outstanding work ethic, and a strong publication record for their career stage. Highly competitive applicants will have experience in one or more of the following: cell/tissue culture, bioreactor utilization, synthetic chemistry, biofabrication methods, nonlinear optical microscopy, or molecular biology techniques (e.g., flow cytometry, RT-PCR). The University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Research Description:
This NIH-funded project will utilize state-of-the-art tools in tissue engineering to develop a novel biopolymer compliance matched small diameter vascular graft and assess its in-vitro and in-vivo functional performance. Applicants selected for these positions will collaborate with internal collaborators in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the Vascular Medicine Institute, as well as with external collaborators from several participating institutions.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit the following as a single PDF file via email to Prof. Jonathan Vande Geest using ‘STBL Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017 Application’ in the subject line:

  • A 1-2 page cover letter that includes:
    • a concise summary of the applicant’s prior research experience
    • a brief description of the applicant’s future research interests and long term goals
  • CV including degree(s) with GPA, and a list of three personal references
  • up to 3 representative publications

Jonathan P. Vande Geest
Professor, Department of Bioengineering
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Vascular Medicine Institute
409 Center for Biotechnology
300 Technology Drive
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-624-6496
Email: jpv20@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: Jonathan P. Vande Geest
Contact Email: jpv20@pitt.edu
Url: jpv20@pitt.edu