The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery is seeking a Research Associate for our research program focused primarily on Oncolytic vectors and immunology. Incumbent should have exceptional technical and analytical skills and will be expected to perform complex laboratory techniques, including techniques related to the design, management and maintenance of transgenic animals; management of in vitro cell cultures; and equipment/supply procurement and maintenance. Specifically, the incumbent must be already knowledgeable in the following areas: Molecular Biology, Protein Biochemistry, Cell Biology techniques, Virology and immunology. Experience in the development and characterization of novel retargeted oncolytic Herpes Simplex Virus-based vectors to use in gene therapy approaches, in particular in the treatment of recurrent malignant glioblastoma; Use of xenograft models of human brain cancer; knowledgeable of miRNA role in cancer genetic are a must. A PhD and three to five years of relevant experience is required.
Application Process: Send inquiries to: Paola Grandi, PhD; Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery; 5150 Centre Avenue; Room 441; Pittsburgh, PA 15232; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
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