The Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI) invites applicants for its innovative, NIH-supported, Post-doctoral Fellowship Program in Tissue Engineering (TE). Two new positions are available with start between 1 Sep 2006 and 1 Dec 2006 . Successful postdoctoral fellow candidates pursue training in musculoskeletal TE, encompassing seven focus areas: artificial organs, bioimaging, biomaterials, bone and muscle, gene therapy, stem cell biology, and transplantation. PTEI is a unique consortium of major research institutes and universities in southwestern Pennsylvania , with linkages to the regions biotech industry. The PTEI Postdoctoral Fellowship is unique in that each fellow is assigned a primary and secondary mentor chosen from PTEIs member institutions -based on correspondence between mentors expertise and fellows prior training and desired TE focus. Postdoctoral fellowship positions are awarded with researchers in the PTEI network, including: Allegheny General Hospital , Carnegie Mellon University , Duquesne University , University of Pittsburgh , and the UPMC Health System. Potential mentors include MDs, DVMs, DDSs, PhDs, and researchers with dual degrees. The fellowship is two years with an optional third year if the mentors and fellow agree. Fellows also receive training in the ethics of research, experimental design, statistical analysis, and enroll in 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. Please click the url below to view the Post Doctoral Ad: Postal Doctoral Fellowship Tissue Engineer Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, bibliography, a two-page description of research interest, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Joan F. Schanck, M.P.A., Director of Education Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative, Inc. 100 Technology Drive , Cellomics Building , 2nd Floor Phone: 412-235-5230 FAX: 412-235-5120 E-mail: [email protected]; http://www.ptei.org Please note: Currently, both postions are open, please submit application packet as soon as possible.