The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position for scientists who use cutting-edge methods to study the mechanisms underlying protein folding, protein misfolding, or protein quality control. The position is anticipated at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level. We seek an outstanding scientist who will enhance and complement existing strengths in our broad-based interactive biology department, as well as interact with faculty in the new Center for Protein Conformational Diseases.
Further information about the Department of Biological Sciences is available at : http :/ / www.biology .pitt.edu, and information about the Center for Protein Conformation Diseases is available at: http://www.proteindiseasecenter.pitt.edu. Highly competitive start -up, compensation and benefits packages are offered.
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military..., conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.