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The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, the Department of Pediatrics University of Pittsburgh, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh is recruiting at the Instructor rank for the Pediatric Pancreatic Exocrine Disorders Program. This Program, under the leadership of Sohail Husain, MD, is a multidisciplinary program for clinical care and research in exocrine pancreatic disorders of children.
The ideal candidate for this position would be a basic scientist with expertise in molecular biology, cell signaling, and inflammation, with a strong familiarity with pancreatic or hepatic disorders. To augment our existing program, the candidate should have extensive experience working with mechanisms underlying amino acid starvation leading to ER stress and related responses in the pancreas. She or he should be able to develop, optimize, and perform ex vivo pancreatic cell assays that model in vivo events in pancreatitis. He or she should also have a good working knowledge of good lab practices and standard operating procedures for DNA, RNA, adeno-associated virus vectors, and cell culture. The candidate should also be able to induce in vivo models of pancreatitis in rodents. The research should focus on the role that certain drugs play in inducing pancreatitis. A successful candidate will be a PhD and have string record of publications, meticulousness in record-keeping, and eagerness in collaborative work that indicates a strong potential for academic productivity, extra mural funding, research mentorship, and programmatic leadership.
Application Process: Interested candidates should forward their CV to : Sohail Husain, MD, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, care of Jaclyn Cassidy, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC , 4401 Penn Avenue, 5300 AOB , Pittsburgh, PA 15224 or Jaclyn.firstname.lastname@example.org .