The Neuromuscular Research Laboratory (NMRL)/Warrior Human Performance Research Laboratory (WHPRC) has multiple immediate openings for postdoctoral fellowship positions. This is an excellent opportunity to join a DoD-funded research team focused on the physiological mechanisms of physical training adaptations and cognitive or physiological resilience. Our multi-disciplinary group has expertise in exercise physiology, neuroendocrinology, neurobiology, biomechanics and motor control, nutrition, epidemiology, systems biology, and machine learning.

The NMRL/WHPRC is a state-of-the-science 11,600ft2 facility with innovative techniques to study molecular, cellular, tissue, biomechanical, and physiological aspects of human performance optimization and injury prevention (NMRL/WHPRC). Current and future capabilities include enzyme immunoassay (EIA); multiparametric flow cytometry; motion capture and biomechanics; neurophysiology with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electroencephalogram (EEG), non-invasive motor unit array decomposition (dEMG); psychometrics; strength, sensorimotor, and fitness assessment; dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA); and high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT). Through collaborations with leading experts at Pitt, we are beginning to use transcriptomics, proteomics, and muscle IHC.

We are seeking creative and highly-motivated scientists with strong critical thinking and technical skills to pursue independent and collaborative research within the School and Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Candidates must have: 1) Ph.D. degree; 2) strong publication record; 3) excellent English verbal and written communication skills; 4) a background in muscle/bone physiology, biomechanics/motor control, neurophysiology, or molecular/cellular biology; and 5) willingness to work with human subjects/samples and animal models. The successful candidate is expected to work independently and as part of a team and have a strong enthusiasm for learning and developing new experimental approaches.

Fellowship appointments are 12 months with the possibility of renewal based on funding availability and satisfactory performance. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with NIH and University of Pittsburgh guidelines. Applicants should send: 1) a cover letter with a summary of research experience and interests; 2) current contact information for three potential references; and 3) curriculum vitae including publications in PDF format to: Brad Nindl (