A non-tenured stream Research Assistant Professor position is available immediately in the laboratory of Herbert Zeh MD, in the Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology. Outstanding of individuals are encouraged to apply. This laboratory research is focused on how disordered cell death and programmed cell survival (autophagy) influence the immune response in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. The instructor will work closely with the lab PI to develop global research goals but will be expected to function independently, including grant writing and mentoring of post-doctoral fellows. Qualifications: Candidates should possess a PhD or MD/PhD in immunology or relevant field, and have a demonstrated record of success evidenced by publications in peer reviewed journals. The ideal candidate will possess experience in multicolor flow cytometry, T cell culture, murine models of cancer, molecular biology and RNA and signaling analysis. Applicants should have command of the English Language and evidence of good writing and interpersonal skills.
Application Process: Candidates should reply via email with a current CV, a statement of research interest and three letters of reference. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Please email replies to: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mailing address: Susan Schoonover; University of Pittsburgh; 404 UPMC Cancer Pavilion; 5150 Centre Avenue; Pittsburgh, PA 15232. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer for Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.
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