The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, is recruiting a Research Assistant Professor in Musculoskeletal Infection Basic Science Research. The position mainly entails working with Dr. Kenneth L. Urish, an adult reconstruction and arthroplasty surgeon in the Department. Duties will include participation with ongoing projects investigating the high tolerance of biofilm to antibiotics, including bacterial persisters and toxin-antitoxin systems. Applicants may also be involved in other non-infection-related projects in the Department. A strong background in microbiology is mandatory. Applicants must be comfortable with mentoring residents and students. The individual will be expected to operate projects independently. Applicants should possess a PhD in the biological sciences with a minimum of one year post-doctoral training. Applicants should have experience with microbiology and molecular biology techniques, including PCR. Experience with animal models is preferred but not mandatory. Starting date is negotiable but applicants should be able to start on/around July 1, 2015. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Department: 35215-Med-Orthopedic Surgery
Application Process: Qualified applicants should forward their curriculum vitae and a cover letter via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) to: Kenneth L. Urish, MD PhD; Director, Arthroplasty Design Laboratory; Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; 300 Halket St.; Suite 1601; Pittsburgh, PA 15213; 412-641-8609; email@example.com.
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