A postdoctoral position is available at the Tumor Microenvironment Engineering labin the Department of Bioengineering and UPMC Cancer Institute. We employ a quantitative approach that integrates microfluidics, systems biology modeling,and in vivo experimentsto investigate the role of the tumor microenvironment on breast and ovarian cancer growth, metastasis and drug resistance. Our group has projects in three main areas: (1) Drug-resistant microenvironments in breast cancer: modeling cellular dynamics. (2) Metastatic dissemination in ovarian cancer: macrophages and fluid flow. (3) Localized drug release technologies and single-cell functional assays.
The Tumor Microenvironment Engineering laboratory offers the opportunity to work at the forefront of cancer bioengineering, learn cutting edge techniques and collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of scientists and clinicians. The candidate will benefit from the rich biomedical research environment in the University of Pittsburgh, including the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, the Department of Computational and Systems Biology, the Drug Discovery Institute and the Magee-Women’s Research Institute. The city of Pittsburgh is one of the “most livable” cities in the US and is a leader in medicine, engineering and high-tech industries.
Openings are available starting November 2019.
Please visit the website (www.zervalab.com) to find out more about research projects, publications, mentoring and collaborations. Interested applicants please submit a CV, statement of research interests and contact information for three references to: Ioannis Zervantonakis, Assistant Professor.
Job Type: Full-time
Applicants should hold a PhD in bioengineering, engineering, biomedical sciences or related fields. A strong background in quantitative biology is preferred, including experience with tool development, assay optimization and microscopy. Openings are also available for candidates with a computational/mathematical background with expertise in mechanistic modeling and systems analysis.
About University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh is a leader among academic medical institutions in the United States in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding — a universally recognized benchmark of research excellence.
The Department of Bioengineering is strongly committed to a diverse academic environment and places high priority on attracting female and underrepresented minority candidates. We strongly encourage candidates from these groups to apply for the position. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center (Hillman) is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and the preeminent institution in western Pennsylvania for providing cancer care; conducting basic, translational, clinical, and population science research; and educating the next generation of cancer researchers and physicians.