University of Pittsburgh

Postdoctoral fellow/ Scientist

About the institute:

Here, we’re focused on the impact and the relentless pursuit of change, for good. The University of Pittsburgh is a top-ranked, public institution in Pennsylvania and member of the Association of American Universities of leading research universities. With our discoveries, we are recognized as one of the most innovative universities in the world. We invent the paths of the future and forge ahead.

Institute description:

The Dutta Lab ( ) in the Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh investigates the cellular and molecular mechanisms in inflammation in neurobiology and cardiovascular disease. This position provides an opportunity for excellent career development, and work with a dynamic group of highly productive, and NIH and AHA-funded investigators in a Medical School Research Foundation environment studying important and exciting aspects of myeloid cells, epigenetics and hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells. We have recently shown that immunological and sympathetic nervous system activation leads to exacerbated progression of cardiovascular disease (Science Translational Medicine, 2020; Circulation,2020; Circulation Research, 2020; Immunity, 2018; Science Translational Medicine, 2016; Cell Stem Cells, 2015; Journal of Experimental Biology, 2015 and Nature, 2012). Our current research interests are focused on: 1. The role of cellular metabolism in innate inflammation. 2. Regulation of innate immunology by epigenetic mechanisms. 3. The role of microglia in cognitive impairment and brain function. 4. The role of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells in cardiovascular disease.

Required qualifications:

We are seeking self-motivated postdoctoral fellow with interpersonal and problem-solving skills, and exceptional publication record. The candidate should have experience with flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and molecular biology. A background in immunology and 2-photon microscopy would be a plus point.

Institute location:

Pittsburgh, PA, USA