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Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative Post-doctoral Fellowship in Tissue Engineering
The Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is for M.D. and Ph.D. level graduates. The program constitutes the final link to an independent scientific career, and is a critical link between academic research laboratories and the larger world of independent academic research and commercialized biotechnology.
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PTEI is a unique consortium of major research institutes and universities in SW Pennsylvania (i.e. Allegheny General Hospital, Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, University of Pittsburgh, and the UPMC Health System), with linkages to biotechnology companies throughout the region. Potential training sites encompass all programs and laboratories within the PTEI network.
Each fellow is assigned a primary and secondary mentor chosen from PTEI’s member institutions (2/3 to 3/4 of the 2 years in the primary mentor’s lab, the rest in the secondary mentor’s lab) and based on correspondence between mentors’ expertise and fellows’ prior training and desired focus within TE. Positions are awarded with researchers in the PTEI network. Potential mentors include M.D.s, D.M.Ds, D.D.S.s, Ph.D.s, and individuals with dual degrees.
Fellows also receive training in the ethics of research, experimental design, statistical analysis, and enroll in a specialized stem cell and biotechnology commercialization and intellectual property courses offered by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.
According to NIH/NIBIB eligibility criteria, a trainee must be a citizen or non-citizen national of the U.S. or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Applicants with a Ph.D., M.D., and related advanced degrees are eligible. A record of scientific achievement is highly desirable. Competitive training stipends and health insurance are provided.
Supported by an Institutional National Research Science Award from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, Grant #EB00424
PTEI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer