Pitt logo Cell Biology Postdoctoral Positions - Nathan Yates Lab

The Yates lab invites applicants for a post-doctoral position in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology. The major focus of the laboratory is to educate scientists that want to advance cutting-edge mass spectrometry based methods for improving health and fighting disease. Our work is highly multidisciplinary, bringing together expertise in biochemistry, high-resolution mass spectrometry, and informatics with collaborative publications related to Cancer, Schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, and Metabolic Disorders. Working closely with the pharmaceutical industry, we have a special interest in proteomic methods that identify drug-target interactions and elucidate novel on/off-target effects of medicines. We actively partner with companies to drive our experimental innovations towards commercial development.

The University of Pittsburgh provides exceptional opportunities to develop people, ideas, and careers. In 2014, Pitt was ranked 5th in NIH funding ($319,064,044) and #16 in a U.S. News and World Reports ranking of best medical schools for research. The Yates lab is a founding member of the Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Center, a campus-wide center that connects biomedical researchers to state-of-the-art mass spectrometry capabilities.

The successful candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills and the desire to lead collaborative research projects. Fundamental training in mass spectrometry or bioanalytical chemistry is required. Expertise with proteomics sample preparation, capillary nanoLC, or post-translational modification analysis would be very beneficial. Interested candidates should submit their CV including names and contact information for three references and a short description of their doctoral training and future research goals to Prof. Nathan A. Yates (yatesn@pitt.edu). The University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.