Position # 899

Position Details

School / Department:
School of Medicine / Medicine
Postdoctoral Associate
Funding source:
Other Grant
Start Date:
A POSTDOCTORAL POSITION is currently available in the Laboratory of VIJAY YECHOOR, M.D. in the Diabetes and beta Cell biology Center in the Department of Medicine / Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. The successful candidate will conduct cutting-edge research investigating mechanisms involved in diabetes, obesity, circadian biology and regenerative medicine, using genetic, bioinformatic, cellular and molecular biology techniques. The work primarily uses cells and mice as models systems to study human disease with translational implications.

Please e-mail applications (including cover letter, CV, and names and e-mail addresses of 3 references) to Vijay Yechoor, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology at the following email address: saw9@pitt.edu.
The candidate must hold a PhD and/or MD or equivalent in or related to Health/Life Sciences and must be eligible to work in the United States.

Prior experience with the following is preferred: cell biology / cell signaling (including basic mammalian cell culture), biochemistry, molecular biology (DNA/RNA/protein analysis by PCR, quantitative real-time PCR, Southern/Northern/Western blotting; basic cloning, etc.), immunohistochemistry, and animal genetics/physiology (including use of genetically-engineered mouse models, serum hormone analysis, etc.). Familiarity with bioinformatics and large dataset analysis is a plus. A willingness to work with mice is an absolute prerequisite for this position.

In addition, the candidate should 1) be fluent in written and spoken English, 2) be able to work both independently as a member of a research team, 3) be hard-working, motivated, and eager to learn, and 4) have an interest in understanding, treating and curing human disease.
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Contact Information

Faculty/PI Name:
Vijay K Yechoor M.D.
Mailing address:
c/o Sharon Ferderbar
W1055 BST
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Email address:
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