Postdoctoral Positions in
Cardiopulmonary Organ-on-a-Chip Bioengineering
A postdoctoral position is available through a collaboration between the laboratories of Dr.
Stephen Chan, M.D., Ph.D., a physician-scientist and Director of the Center for Pulmonary
Vascular Biology and Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and Dr. Warren Ruder, Ph.D., a
synthetic biologist and Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. The
postdoctoral associate will develop an arteriole-on-a-chip system to recapitulate pulmonary
arteriole vasculature in vitro for the purpose of studying pulmonary hypertension (PH). The
system will integrate air-perfused airway epithelial cells with a liquid-perfused co-culture of
pulmonary artery endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells, and adventitial fibroblasts in a synthetic
biology-enhanced microfluidic model to study the effects of microRNAs on PH.
A PhD, MD or MD/PhD is required. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, with
excellent written and verbal English communication skills, experience and expertise in cell
culture, molecular biology, and microfluidic systems, and a proven track record of their ability to
develop high impact research projects in the field of bioengineering. Particular consideration will
be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in synthetic biology, and experience
developing organ-on-a-chip systems. The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants should forward their CV, statement of research interests, and references
Warren Ruder, Ph.D. (email@example.com) Stephen Chan, M.D., Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Assistant Professor Associate Professor and Director, Center for
Department of Bioengineering Pulmonary Vascular Biology and Medicine
University of Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh and UPMC
The Department of Bioengineering and the Center for Pulmonary Vascular Biology and Medicine
are strongly committed to a diverse academic environment and places high priority on attracting
female and underrepresented minority candidates. We strongly encourage candidates from
these groups to apply for the position.
The University of Pittsburgh affirms and actively promotes the rights of all individuals to equal
opportunity in education and employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age,
religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender
expression, or any other protected class