Faculty Professor Research Assistant/Musculoskeletal Infection Basic Science Research - Full-Time
Med-Orthopedic Surgery - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (20000736)
The Department of Orthopedic 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 surgical infection, the high tolerance of biofilm to antibiotics and pathogen and host response to infection. Other projects will include managing and assisting in conducting clinical studies related to arthroplasty outcomes. Applicants may also be involved in other non-infection-related projects in the Department.
A strong background in microbiology and grant writing is mandatory. Applicants must be comfortable with mentoring residents and students. The individual will be expected to manage a laboratory independently and organize a team to complete projects. A time period of protection will be provided, but ultimately the applicant will be expected to generate their own salary support. Applicants should possess a PhD in the biological sciences with a minimum of one-year post-doctoral training. Applicants should have experience with microscopy, microbiology, and molecular biology techniques. Experience with animal models is preferred but not mandatory.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
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, Arthritis and Arthroplasty Design Laboratory
Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
300 Halket Street; Suite 1601
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Please refer to job description. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Required Attachments: Curriculum Vitae
Optional Attachments: Other (see posting for additional details)
Internal Number: 20000736
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