Pitt logo Cell Biology Postdoctoral Positions - Gerry Hammond Lab

The Hammond Lab (website) is currently seeking a highly motivated postdoc to join our growing team. The successful applicant will use state-of-the-art optical super-resolution and single molecule approaches to probe the molecular architecture of the plasma membrane. The project involves using newly devised chemical and optogenetic tools to interrogate how lipid dynamics control and coordinate parallel membrane functions, from endocytosis to signal transduction. We are tackling these problems in genetically tractable cultured cell lines, as well as model cell systems relevant to vascular disease and asthma. 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: ghammond@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.