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Postdoctoral Position at University of Pittsburgh -- Cell and Tissue Mechanics

Postdoctoral Positions at the University of Pittsburgh in Cellular Mechanics and Biophysics of Morphogenesis

Postdoctoral Positions are available for highly qualified and motivated candidates to study the physical principles of morphogenesis in the Davidson Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Bioengineering. The laboratory focuses on studying the molecular-, cellular, and tissue-scale processes that regulate mechanical properties and force-production during morphogenesis. Projects involve a combination of biophysics, cell biology, bioengineering, and embryology.

Candidates will have recently completed a PhD and have strong background in either biophysics, cell and developmental biology, or cell- and tissue- mechanics. Candidates with expertise with biochemistry, quantitative microscopy, microrheology, microfabrication or computer simulation are preferred. The research environment at the University of Pittsburgh includes a dynamic community of bioengineers, developmental biologists, cell- and tissue-level biomechanics, and theoretical biologists. Nearby resources include the John A. Swanson Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. Contemporary Pittsburgh is a diverse vibrant city undergoing a renaissance led by world class Universities and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should forward their statement of research interests, CV, and a list references to:

Lance Davidson
Department of Bioengineering
Biomedical Science Tower 3, Room 5059
3501 Fifth Avenue
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh PA 15260
(email) lad43@pitt.edu
(web) http://www.engr.pitt.edu/ldavidson/

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