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.

Faculty – Assistant Professor 

The Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is seeking applicants for a tenure-stream faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor of Surgery.  Individuals applying for this position must have either an MD or Ph.D. degree in Immunology or a related field.  Experimental and analytical skills in both transplantation immunology and computational immunogenomics are required.  Candidates should possess strong interpersonal, analytical, and leadership skills and have a demonstrated record of success evidenced by publications in high-impact peer-reviewed journals.  The University of Pittsburgh offers an exciting research community and ranks among the nation’s top 10 universities in NIH funding. A competitive salary will be commensurate with relevant research experience.
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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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Research Specialist

The Starzl Transplantation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is seeking a Research Specialist. Our research uses small animal models to investigate the mechanisms of immune rejection of transplanted organs. 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) cellular and molecular immunological studies, collect, analyze, and interpret data. In addition, the candidate will genotype and phenotype (by PCR and flow cytometry), maintain, and keep records of mouse colonies; perform and assist in mouse surgeries and intravital microscopy as well as cryo-sectioning and immunofluorescence for histology. The candidate will also be placing orders and maintaining inventory for the laboratory. This individual is expected to assist with manuscript/grant preparation and technical protocol writing. Strong organizational skills and exceptional interpersonal skills are a must, as the candidate will directly interact with the Principal Investigator, colleagues, and other collaborating researchers. The individual will also be responsible for ensuring that the lab complies with all EH&S requirements. Necessary laboratory skills and experience include small animal handling, surgical skills, sterile cell culture techniques, and proficiency in flow cytometry. An understanding of immunological concepts is an advantage.  The candidate is expected to be an enthusiastic contributor to our research program.
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