The postdoctoral associate will work at the lab of Dr. Yvette Yien of the Department of Medicine,
Vascular Medicine Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. The research will be focused on identifying
the role of iron metabolism in facilitating the terminal steps of red cell development. The postdoc will
work independently to design and perform experiments in embryology, biochemistry/molecular biology,
and cell biology. The lab uses a wide variety of model organisms, including zebrafish, mouse, and
mammalian cell culture. Other responsibilities include presenting data at lab meetings and scientific
conferences, preparing research articles for publication, assisting with lab administration, and training
other lab personnel. This position may require the need to lift 20 lb while working with the fish tanks.
A Ph.D. degree and strong background in molecular, cell, and developmental biology are required. Must
be familiar with basic techniques in molecular biology, cell culture, biochemistry, and microscopy.
Experience working with mice and/or zebrafish is strongly preferred. Good written and oral
communication skills and an excellent teamwork attitude are expected.
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