Pitt logo Cell Biology Postdoctoral Positions - Adam Kwiatkowski Lab

The Kwiatkowski Lab (website) seeks an ambitious and highly motivated postdoc candidate who will use a combination of advanced biochemical and imaging techniques – including super resolution and electron microscopy, fluorescent protein dynamics, and molecular reconstitution assays – to study the molecular mechanisms of cell-cell adhesion in cardiomyocytes. Potential projects will focus on the role of cardiomyocyte adhesion protein complexes in regulating cytoskeletal organization and maintaining adhesive homeostasis under mechanical tension. To apply, candidates should send their CV, a one page summary of past research accomplishments and future research interests, and the contact details for three references to: adamkwi@pitt.edu

The University of Pittsburgh is a premier research institution with laboratories engaged in both basic and translational biomedical research. The Department of Cell Biology forms the core of an extensive and dynamic cell biology community that includes over one hundred researchers from basic and clinical science departments at the University of Pittsburgh and neighboring Carnegie Mellon University. The Department of Cell Biology also houses the nationally renowned Center for Biologic Imaging, one of the largest imaging centers in the United States with equipment and expertise in cutting edge optical and electron imaging. The University of Pittsburgh is located in the center of Pittsburgh, a vibrant and affordable city that is consistently rated as one the best cities to live and work in the United States. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer for Minorities, Women, Veterans and the Disabled.

Qualifications:Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a biology-related field. Ideal candidates will have experience in molecular biology and cell biology, including working with cultured cells. Experience with microscopy is preferred, though not essential. Strong written and verbal English skills are required.