Post Doctoral Associate

Job Description

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in Dr. Hang Lin’s laboratory in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh (linlab.pitt.edu). The postdoc will work on an exciting new tissue chip project to understand the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis and associated pain. In addition, this novel system is expected to serve as a robust platform to screen drugs. Specifically, we will in vitro engineer major tissues found in human knee joints, such as cartilage, bone, synovium, and integrate them through microfluidics to generate the microphysiological joint tissue chip.
The University of Pittsburgh has been named the top public university in the Northeast in 2020. In particular, the university is conducting cutting-edge biomedical research that betters the human condition and advances the fundamental understanding of medical science. Pittsburgh is ranked as one of the most livable cities across the country.
Qualifications
Candidates must have a recent Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biology, Chemical Engineering, or a related discipline. In addition, the nature of this project requires using the technologies from different research areas, so the candidates are expected to learn new methods and knowledge. Basic skills in cell biology or tissue engineer are required, such as tissue culture, real-time PCR, histology, and western blot. Priority will be given to those who have a strong publication record and demonstrated expertise in iPSCs culture and differentiation, microphysiological system, tissue chip, biomechanics, and microfluidics.
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