A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Cynthia St. Hilaire, characterizing novel mechanisms regulating vascular calcification and vessel remodeling, incorporating cell biology, extracellular matrix remodeling, signaling transduction, and in vivo models. Particular research angles include the role of mechanical stress, extracellular matrix remodeling, and autophagy in a variety of vascular disease contexts. Ongoing collaborations with clinicians at the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute provide a unique opportunity for direct translational research. To apply to this position please submit your CV, a cover letter detailing your research experience, and contact details of three references here.

Qualifications: A PhD, MD, or MD/PhD required. The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal English communication skills, along with experience in cell culture, molecular and biochemical assays, and studies involving small animals. Particular consideration will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in vascular biology or related diseases. Eligibility to apply for NIH Training Grants would also be a distinct advantage.

Pitt ranks 5th in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, behind only Harvard, UC-San Francisco, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Pennsylvania. Last year, Pitt received more than $475 million from the NIH.