RIL: Recruitment

Join the team


Post-doctoral Associates/Fellows

Trainees in the end stage of their PhD or trainees already having completed their doctoral programs are encouraged to inquire for open post-doctoral position in the laboratory. Our interests cover a wide-range of topics, including stroke biology, neural stem cells, immunology, physical therapy, bioscaffolds and magnetic resonance imaging. Positions are dependent on available funding, but we also welcome post-doctoral fellows with their own funding, especially from international programs.


Graduate/Medical Students

Students planning to perform graduate studies or entering medical school at the University of Pittsburgh are encouraged to contact Dr Modo regarding potential positions in the laboratory. We are generally recruiting PhD students through the graduate programs at the Bioengineering Department, the Centre for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) or the MD/PhD program at the School of Medicine.


Technicians/Lab management

Technicians and lab managers are crucial personnel to support the lab’s daily functioning. If you are interested in taking up one of these positions, please contact Dr Modo to discuss the requirements and availability of these positions in our laboratory.


Undergraduate students

We have come to very appreciate the contributions of undergraduates to our research efforts. We have welcomed students from Bioengineering, Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Biology, as well as other Pitt programs. Our undergraduates are generally taking up volunteer positions that involve 8-10 hours/week and students should dedicate at least 2 consecutive semesters to this effort. We generally prefer Freshman and Sophomore students as we are hoping they will stay in the lab for the duration of their degree. We also encourage undergraduates to work in the lab in the summer, with the university offering competitive scholarships to this endeavor.



Students or faculty from outside of the University of Pittsburgh are also welcomed to contribute to our research effort. We are always interested in welcoming talented researchers to our laboratory.



For all positions, please contact Dr Mike Modo with a brief explanation regarding your interests about a specific position. Please make sure to include your CV and if relevant your transcripts.