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Position Description:

We are currently recruiting a postdoctoral associate for a collaborative project that encompasses work in the laboratories of two investigators at Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) and the Department of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Dr Yoel Sadovsky (MWRI and the Department of OBGYN and Reproductive Sciences) and Dr Alexander Sorkin (Department of Cell Biology) have been collaborating for several years on cellular processes that are essential for differentiation and function of placental trophoblasts, with a focus on endocytic pathways that regulate the entry and intracellular trafficking of small extracellular vesicles and their microRNA (miRNA) cargo. Drs Sorkin and Sadovsky seek a highly motivated post-doctoral associate with an interest in the biology of exosomes, miRNA and related technologies. Applicants should have a PhD or MD/PhD degree in a biomedical field with 0-2 years of post-doctoral experience, preferably with miRNA and/or endocytic trafficking. Relevant knowledge and skills include contemporary molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, cell culture, microscopy, and solid computer abilities. The stipend will be defined in accordance with NIH Ruth Kirschstein NRSA guidelines.

For more information on Dr Sadovsky’s research at MWRI, see and for information on Dr Sorkin’s research, please see

Interested candidates should email a current CV, including research experience, and the names of two referees to Lori Rideout at