The Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, invites applications for its NIH funded postdoctoral training program in anesthesiology and pain medicine. The goal of the T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship program is to develop physician-scientists who will be leaders in the field of anesthesia research, by providing rigorous postdoctoral research training with an emphasis on hypothesis-driven laboratory or clinical research.
The training faculty is multidisciplinary and includes both clinician-scientists and basic scientists as mentors in order to bridge the gap between basic science research on the bench top to clinical care at the bedside.
The current research focus in the Department of Anesthesiology is concentrated in four main areas:
- Molecular and cellular mechanisms of general anesthesia; Learning and memory under anesthesia
- Mechanisms and genetics of pain, sensory mechanisms
- Mechanisms of cell injuries and recovery, perioperative care
- Basic and clinical research related to patient safety and OR management in anesthesia
The training program provides a competitive stipend, a travel and research allowance, health insurance, and tuition assistance. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. See here for more information.
The applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident in accordance with NIH regulations. Trainees, most of whom hold a MD degree, are expected to spend at least two years in the training program and devote a minimum of 80 percent effort toward their research. Resident or Fellow-level physicians who will be eligible for board examinations are encouraged to apply.
For trainees with a PhD degree, the research and training are specifically designed to promote a research career addressing problems in anesthesiology and provide opportunities to enhance the trainees’ research training with a clinical perspective.
Applications are encouraged from individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged economic, social, cultural, or educational backgrounds.
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae (CV), a letter describing research interests and relevant experience, and contact information for three references to Yan Xu, PhD, Program Director.
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