Research associate position at University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA, NIH-funded research associate position to study mechanisms underlying cerebral ischemic damage and neuroprotection. The role of ion transporters (Na-K-Cl cotransporter, Na/H exchanger) in cerebral ischemic damage is investigated with multidisciplinary approaches including: transient focal ischemia in transgenic mice, in vitro hypoxia of cultured astrocytes, microglia, and neurons, intracellular imaging, immunostaining, and biochemical and molecular assays. Candidates must hold a PhD and have extensive experiences in using both in vivo and in vitro models of cerebral ischemia studies, and with strong background in transporters, neuroscience, molecular & cell biology, and protein biochemistry. Submit CV, names of three references and description of research interest to Dr. Dandan Sun, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Neurology, S-598 BST, 3500 Terrace St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Attachments: Other (see posting for additional details)
Internal Number: 18001390
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Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.