Research Assistant Professor

  • University of Pittsburgh, Department of Surgery
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • May 11, 2020
Full time   Health Sciences, OT, PT, Kinesiology Medicine & Dentistry Grants, Sponsored Programs, Research

Job Description

A full-time, non-tenure track, fixed-term Research Assistant Professor position is available at the Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, to join the lab of Matthew D. Neal, MD FACS.

The laboratory focuses on basic mechanisms and translational science in hemostasis and thrombosis, with particular emphasis on trauma and hemorrhagic shock and the role of platelets and immunothrombosis.  The ideal candidate will be motivated to aid in leading an already successful research team and charged both with managing presently funded projects while developing new directions and scientific opportunities for the laboratory. 

The successful candidate will recognize the need for innovation and develop new or revised research methodologies and approaches to accomplish the goals of the PI. In addition, the applicant will be encouraged, if interested, to apply for independent funding and will be supported in this effort by the PI.  This position will serve as both an opportunity for independent development but also a chance to develop a leadership role in an already well funded laboratory environment.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

The incumbent will work as part of a team that includes principal investigators, clinicians, clinical coordinators, basic scientists, system biologists and research staff that all will work individually as well as cohesively to investigate the mechanisms of organ failure and immunothrombosis after trauma.

This will require that the incumbent has a background in fundamental research, including advanced techniques in immunology, cellular, and molecular biology. 

Specific experience with the study of platelets, hemostasis, and thrombosis is considered a major advantage. 

The applicant should have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and within a team to promote multiple projects simultaneously are highly preferred. Experience with grant writing is required.  Experience in research project management preferred.  PhD or MD with at least 5 years of relevant experience is preferred.

Application Details

Please send curriculum vitae, a statement describing interest in the position, qualifications and experience, and the names and addresses of at least three references to: Constance Mcgovern;



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