The Laboratory of Synthetic Biology and Regenerative Medicine at University of Pittsburgh is looking for two postdoc candidates to join our research program on programming multicellular systems and designer organoids. The projects will use synthetic and systems biology to program the development of human tissues. The developed tissues are regenerative, scalable, with a high degree of robustness and functionality. We will also identify novel design principles governing human tissue morphogenesis and cooperative cellular behavior and develop new technologies for high content differentiation control through these projects. The model systems span from in vitro human pluripotent stem cells to mouse models. (Cell Syst. 2021 20;12(1):41-55.e11 and Trends Biotechnology. 2018 Apr;36(4):415-429).
Minimum Qualifications: MD and/or Ph.D. in bioengineering, molecular biology, and/or cell biology. Ability to perform standard molecular biology and mammalian cell culture techniques. Familiarity with synthetic and systems biology techniques, stem cell and organoids, in vivo mouse models, liver biology, and the hematopoietic system is a significant plus. A good track record of publication and ability to lead projects in fast pace environments is needed.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Contact: Dr. Mo Ebrahimkhani (email@example.com) with CV, cover letter, and contact information of at least two referees.