Med-Pharmacology and Chemical Biology - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (18000672)
The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Research Specialist for the Department of Pharmacology. The Research Specialist IV will be responsible for a small research laboratory conducting biochemical studies in vitro and molecular/cellular studies in mammalian cultured cells and mice. The incumbent will also be responsible for maintaining a transgenic mouse colony (i.e. breeding, genotyping, and sample collection) and performing complex mouse surgeries and post-surgical care. Extensive experience in basic molecular/cellular biology protocols and microscopy techniques is required. The Research Specialist will conduct experimental projects and will be responsible for the overall function of the laboratory (maintain laboratory equipment and computers, manage budget and train/supervise lab members.)
M.Sc. in life sciences required and at least 5 years of relevant laboratory experience. Extensive or significant related experience may be considered in lieu of education. Must have relevant experience working with and managing transgenic mouse colonies (tail DNA preps, PCR genotyping, husbandry, colony management). Must be proficient in cell culture and routine molecular and cell biology techniques (plasmid preps, subcloning, transfections, Western blotting and fluorescence microscopy). Experience as a laboratory manager in charge of daily lab routines. Must be able to manage large mouse colony and perform challenging animal surgery. Must be proficient in cell culture and routine molecular and cell biology techniques. Experience as research assistant in a laboratory environment.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.IV
Minimum Education Level Required: Master's
Minimum Experience Level Required: 5-6 years experience
Work Schedule: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hiring Range: $30,732.00 - $49,296.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 18000672
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.