The Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute often has outstanding job opportunities for motivated individuals with the appropriate training or looking to learn and grow into the position.

Research Specialist

Our research efforts are geared towards understanding the mechanisms of immune rejection of transplanted organs and to uncover ways to prevent this rejection. We are looking for a highly motivated, organized, fast learning, and responsible person who is able to work both independently and as part of a team. The candidate will coordinate and execute in vitro and in vivo (in mice) immunological studies, collect, analyze, and interpret data. In addition, the candidate will screen (by PCR and flow cytometry), maintain, and keep records of mouse colonies; perform and assist in mouse surgeries; generate bone marrow chimeras; and produce retroviruses and transduce bone marrow cells with these retroviruses.
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Post Doctoral Associate

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is immediately available at the T.E. Starzl Transplantation Institute (Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA, USA) to work in the field of extracellular vesicles and the regulation of the immune response during pregnancy. The projects will investigate mechanisms of cell-to-cell communication through extracellular vesicles in the context of feto-maternal and transplant tolerance. This a collaborative project between the laboratories of Dr. Adrian Morelli (T.E. Starzl Transplantation Institute) and Dr. Yoel Sadovsky (Magee-Women’s Research Institute within the Univ. of Pittsburgh).  We seek a qualified applicant with a Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. degree in a biomedical field with 0-2 years of post-doctoral experience, preferably in the field of extracellular vesicles. Relevant knowledge and skills include knowledge in the biology of extracellular vesicles, basic immunology, cell, and molecular biology, experience in cell culture and biologic imaging, and computer abilities.
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