Description: Postdoctoral positions are available at NIH-funded lab to study the mechanism of pulmonary thrombosis in SICKLE CELL DISEASE. The lab is interested in studying the role of thrombosis and extracellular vesicles in promoting lung injury in Sickle Cell Disease. The prospective candidate will have the opportunity to learn state-of-the-art techniques such as Multi-Photon-Excitation intravital microscopy of the lung and other organs in live mice, ex vivo microfluidic platform studies with human blood, proteomics and transcriptomics, isolation/characterization of extracellular vesicles in plasma and other molecular biology and biochemistry techniques. Previous experience in studying thrombosis, coagulation or platelet biology is highly preferred. Experience in mice surgery or intravital microscopy, microfluidic platforms and strong background in platelet biology, lung biology, and thrombosis or extracellular vesicle/exosome signaling is highly preferred. Our labs are located in the Vascular Medicine Institute (VMI) of the University of Pittsburgh-School of Medicine. VMI has strong commitment towards career development of young investigators in the field of vascular inflammation, thrombosis and hemostasis. Postdoc candidates will also have the opportunity to learn basic and clinical hematology, innate immunity, thrombosis, platelet biology and pulmonary vascular biology. Candidates are encouraged to learn more about the ongoing research at our lab website (https://sunddlab.pitt.edu). Please send a brief cover letter, CV and the names and contact information of 3 references to: Prithu Sundd, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Qualifications: Strong written and verbal skills in English are essential. PhDs from Cell Biology, Bioengineering, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Physiology, Immunology, pharmaceutical sciences, Pathology and Molecular Biology who aspire to establish themselves as independent investigators in pulmonary thrombosis are highly encouraged to apply.