Post-doctoral position, Fisher Lab, University of Pittsburgh

Transcriptional control of proteosomal function

A Post-doctoral position is available in the Fisher lab at the University of Pittsburgh to study the regulation of proteosomal function in C. elegans. The position will entail the study of novel transcription factors involved in the up-regulation of proteosomal subunit expression in response to proteosomal dysfunction. The project involves the use of molecular biology, genetics, and stress response assays.

The Fisher lab is in the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. The University of Pittsburgh has a large biomedical research community and currently ranks 5th in NIH funding.

Pittsburgh is both a historic and modern city and has been voted recently as the “Most Livable City” in the US. The city features both excellent sporting teams and a variety of outdoor and cultural activities.

The position will be a good fit for creative and motivated individuals with an interest in molecular biology and genetics. Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field of biology with a record of excellence. Please e-mail a brief cover letter describing your research experience, a current CV, and the contact information for 2-3 references to:

Dr. Alfred Fisher MD PhD
University of Pittsburgh