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Lab manager/graduate research assistant

We are searching for a new lab manager/graduate research assistant. This is an exciting opportunity to get to grips with some of our cutting edge techniques and innovative research covering the role of lipids and membranes in health and disease. Check out the current research projects to see what you might get up to. The job will include 10% time spent on managerial tasks like ordering – though the vast majority will be spent on experiments and research. Gerry would love to hear from anyone potentially interested in the post – drop him an email (ghammond@pitt.edu)! Otherwise, please submit an application:

Graduate Research Assistant:

https://www.pittsource.com/postings/177342

Lab Manager:

Grad Students

The lab is currently accepting rotation students through the IBGP program. Specifically, we have an opening to work on the PI3K in cancer project, and a second slot to work on the role of 5-phosphatases, membrane identity and genetic diease in the new year. Reach out to Gerry directly if you are interested (ghammond@pitt.edu)!

The Hammond lab is a great place to train. We think the science we do is fun as well as incredibly important, and the lab is located in the small but friendly Department of Cell Biology. The breadth of the science we do means that students can gain expertise in many widely applicable biomedical and tech skills, such as cutting edge optical imaging, genetic engineering, genomic editing, classical biochemistry and computational graphics and image analysis.

The main program that we participate in is the Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology program, a branch of the School of Medicine’s umbrella Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program. We also recruit from the Integrative Systems Biology and Medical Scientist Training programs. If you’d like to learn more about the lab, or aren’t sure which of these programs might be for you, Gerry can help you out – drop him an email at ghammond@pitt.edu!

Undergraduates

We love to introduce budding scientists to cutting edge research. Undergraduates in the lab quickly get experience in the most state of the art molecular genetics and optical imaging technology used in modern research. If you are interested in getting some hands on experience in cell research, and learning how this underpins our understanding and ultimately treatment of disease, get in touch with Gerry at ghammond@pitt.edu.

You can also participate in the lab through the  First Experiences in ResearchContinuing Experiences in Research and Summer Undergraduate Research Programs. We have positions  available in the lab every year through each of these programs.

Post docs

We do not currently have an open, funded position available. However, we are always on the lookout for talented, enthusiastic researchers eager to pursue the most important questions in lipid signaling using the most cutting-edge technologies. If this sounds like you, Gerry would love to hear from you – drop him an email at ghammond@pitt.edu with your CV and a brief outline of what you’re interested in doing in the lab.

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