Biomolecular Sciences- In Silico-In Vitro Bioaccumulation

Monday, January 25, 2016
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Post- Doctoral Associate
Job Institution: 
University of Pittsburgh
Job Description: 

A post-doctoral appointment is available in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh to develop novel experimental and computational systems for bioaccumulation research.

We’re looking for a highly motivated scientist for a project focused on the bioaccumulation potential of emerging industrial pollutants.  The selected candidate will help to develop an integrated system of in silico and in vitro assays to explore the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion (ADME) of emerging industrial contaminants in model organisms.

The successful applicant will possess a PhD in biological or pharmaceutical sciences, civil, environmental, or chemical engineering, or a related field and have an excellent academic record.  The applicant should have experience with in vitro toxicology or biomolecular sciences (cell culture, protein purification, uptake/binding assays), and with the quantitative treatment of data.  Some experience programming (e.g. with Python or Matlab) or with molecular modeling would be an advantage.  Must have excellent scientific writing skills and must be able to clearly communicate abstract concepts and ideas.

Initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility for extension.  The starting date is flexible. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications should include a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, contact information for three references, and two representative publications.

For further information on this position please contact Dr. Carla Ng (carla.ng@pitt.edu).