Positions Available

Positions:

 

New!
Postdoctoral Fellow for Cunningham Lab

The Cunningham Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh is actively recruiting postdoctoral fellows to work in the lab. The lab is interested in the neural and sensory biology of the auditory system, with a particular emphasis on the function of the mammalian cochlea. Our goals are to uncover molecular and cellular mechanisms of normal auditory processing, to elucidate the biological origins and pathophysiologies of hearing loss, and to contribute to the development of novel therapies for auditory disorders. The lab utilizes cutting-edge techniques including the generation and analysis of novel genetic mouse models combined with biochemistry, molecular biology, histology, viral vectors, and high-resolution fluorescent microscopic imaging.

More information about the Cunningham Lab is located at thecunninghamlab.com.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, or a relevant field and must be eligible for employment in the United States. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of research achievement, be committed to working collaboratively and will strive to contribute to a positive, dynamic, and team-oriented lab atmosphere. Applications will continue until the position is filled.

The Cunningham Laboratory is a member of the Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh, which brings together basic and clinical auditory researchers with the aim of understanding auditory function and developing new therapies. The lab is located in the Department of Otolaryngology and the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (PIND) and has access to excellent shared and core facilities.

The University of Pittsburgh has a strong and vibrant research environment and is consistently in the top 10 in the United States in NIH funding. Neurobiology and Auditory research are strengths at the University, and postdoctoral fellows have many opportunities for collaboration, networking, training, and career development.

Pittsburgh is frequently listed as one of the best places to live in the United States, with numerous cultural and outdoor opportunities in addition to reasonable cost of living.

Interested candidates should email a brief statement of research interests, a CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Chris Cunningham (cunningc@pitt.edu).

 

New!
Research Technician for Cunningham Lab

The laboratory of Dr. Christopher Cunningham in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is searching for an enthusiastic and highly motivated research technician. The Cunningham Lab is interested in understanding the molecular and cellular basis for sound processing in the cochlea of the mammalian auditory system. The lab aims to unravel the molecular and cellular machinery that is essential for hearing, and to identify novel therapeutic targets to address hearing loss. The lab uses cutting-edge mouse genetics, biochemistry, and microscopic imaging techniques to address their research questions.

The technician will be an integral part of the research team, helping to setup and maintain the lab and perform experiments. The technician will work closely with the PI to plan, execute, document and analyze experiments. These will include molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, western blotting/biochemistry, cell culture, and fluorescent imaging. The ideal candidate will be able to work collaboratively and contribute to a positive, dynamic, and team-oriented lab atmosphere. Prior experience with molecular biology, biochemistry and/or immunohistochemistry is highly desirable. Experience with cell culture or rodent models is also preferred.

Interested candidates should submit their application online to: https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_staff_external/jobdetail.ft...

 

Postdoctoral Fellow for Tzounopoulos Lab

We have a POST-DOC position opening. Applicants from all backgrounds are welcome. From cochlea to cortex, ephys, two-photon in vivo imaging, behavior, immunohistochemistry, drug development. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Tzounopoulos at thanos@pitt.edu.

 

Research Technician for Tzounopoulos Lab

The Tzounopoulos Laboratory at the Pittsburgh Hearing Research Institute is currently seeking a qualified Research Technician. The individual selected for this position will work closely within the laboratory of the Principal Investigator performing simple dissections, immunohistochemical and behavioral experiments on mice, including unilateral noise exposure and ABR thresholds. The incumbent will need experience performing these tasks and be able to handle mice in accordance with the regulations set forth by the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources. Additional duties will include but are not limited to: laboratory maintenance, equipment testing and inspection, data management report preparation, animal procurement, and ordering of laboratory supplies.

If interested, please apply here: https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_staff_external/jobdetail.ft...

 

Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty

Cellular, Molecular Auditory Neuroscience

Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

The Department of Otolaryngology and the Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine invites applications for an Assistant/Associate/Professor full­ time, tenure-track position in auditory neuroscience. Faculty rank (Assistant, Associate or Professor) will be determined by and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD, MD/PhD or MD degree and will have research interests relevant to the auditory system. We are seeking exceptional scientists to establish vigorous independent research programs and promote synergy between basic and translational research. For this search, candidates with interests relevant to genetic, cellular or molecular mechanisms in normal or pathological audition are encouraged to apply. Candidates performing research related to hearing restoration, including hair cell and auditory nerve regeneration or prevention of degeneration, are especially encouraged to apply. A very generous start-up package is available. Moreover, an Endowed Chair is available to support a senior candidate with an extraordinary record of accomplishments.

The faculty position is within the vibrant and highly interactive basic and clinical neuroscience research community of the University of Pittsburgh, including the Center for Vision Restoration (http://foxcenter.pitt.edu/), the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute (http://www.braininstitute.pitt.edu/), the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (http://www.cnup.pitt.edu), the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative disorders (http://www.pind.pitt.edu) and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (http://www.upmc.com/about/facts/pages/default.aspx). Successful candidates will join an active auditory research community with diverse colleagues across University of Pittsburgh and the adjacent Carnegie Mellon University whose research spans human clinical and behavioral research, auditory cognitive neuroscience, and systems, cellular and molecular neuroscience. This community is strengthened by NIH-supported training grants promoting graduate and post­ doctoral training in auditory science.

Please submit a CV, a 2-page description of research interests and future directions, and three reference letters. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Materials should be sent to:

Thanos Tzounopoulos, PhD
Endowed Professor and Vice Chair of Research,
Director of the Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center,
Department of Otolaryngology
otomol@pitt.edu

 

Postdoctoral Fellow for Williamson Lab

A postdoctoral position investigating the organization and function of auditory corticofugal projection system in behaving mice is available in the Williamson Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh.

Details on the research focus and approaches of the laboratory can be found here: https://www.williamsonlaboratory.com/research/

Applicants must have a PhD in Neuroscience or a relevant field and must be eligible for employment in the US. We are looking for individuals with an excellent record of research achievements and expertise at the intersection of two or more of the following areas: electrophysiology, two-photon imaging, quantitative behavior, and computational neuroscience. The successful applicant will start in June 2019.

The Williamson Laboratory is the newest member of the Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh. The lab is embedded within the Departments of Otolaryngology and Neurobiology, and affiliated with the Center for Neuroscience (CNUP) and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC). Postdoctoral fellows will be part of a highly supportive and diverse research environment with excellent career development opportunities.

The University of Pittsburgh was ranked third in terms of total NIH funding received in 2018. The Global Liveability Index (The Economist) recently ranked Pittsburgh as the second most livable city in America.

Interested candidates should email a brief statement of research interests, a CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Ross Williamson (ross.s.williamson@gmail.com).

 

Research Technician for Williamson Lab

The Williamson Laboratory is seeking a highly-motivated research technician to help set up and manage a state-of-the-art neuroscience laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. The successful applicant will interface with team members to provide general research support and to help with building experimental setups, running behavioral experiments, managing mouse colonies, and general lab management.

Details on the research focus and the approaches of the laboratory can be found here: https://www.williamsonlaboratory.com/research/

Applicants must have a BS in Neuroscience or a relevant field and must be eligible for employment in the US. We are looking for individuals that are highly organized, posess excellent communication skills, enjoy working in a team environments, and be comfortable handling and caring for small animals. Preference will be given to applicants with previous research experience, and experience in any of the following areas: computer programming, statistics, histology, electrophysiology, two-photon microscopy, or engineering. The successful applicant will start in June 2019 and be prepared to commit to the position for a period of at least two years.

The Williamson Laboratory is the newest member of the Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh. The lab is embedded within the Departments of Otolaryngology and Neurobiology, and affiliated with the Center for Neuroscience (CNUP) and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC). Research technicians will be part of a highly supportive and diverse research environment with excellent career development opportunities.

The University of Pittsburgh was ranked third in terms of total NIH funding received in 2018. The Global Liveability Index (The Economist) recently ranked Pittsburgh as the second most livable city in America.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, a CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Ross Williamson (ross.s.williamson@gmail.com).