Dr. Martin Oberbarnscheidt’s research group at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute and the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a postdoctoral associate to work in Transplantation Immunology. Our laboratory focuses on cellular and molecular mechanisms of chronic rejection. Specifically, we use cutting-edge molecular and cell biological techniques to evaluate the role of Monocyte Memory and Tertiary Lymphoid Organs in chronic rejection. The position will include training in multiphoton intravital imaging, highly dimensional flow cytometry, and single cell RNA sequencing among other techniques. The post-doctoral trainee will gain experience in the application of machine learning algorithms for the analysis of highly dimensional data. Importantly, fellows will be encouraged to and assisted in acquiring post-doctoral research grants.
Applicants are required to have an MD or a PhD degree in immunology, molecular biology, or a related field, obtained within the past five years. Experience and skills with cellular immunology and molecular biology techniques are favored. Experimental skills working with animal models would be an advantage. The successful applicant is expected to be a team player, but also to work independently, and to have strong oral and written communication skills.