The Division of Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Laboratory Specialist in a state-of-the-art research program in the area of telomeres and lung disease.
Under the supervision of the senior scientist, the candidate will be responsible for designing and performing experiments and research methods, providing assistance for grant application, training and supervising lower level technicians, medical fellows and graduate students in the laboratory and monitoring and ordering the general lab supplies and reagents.
Meticulous work habits, good organization skills, dependability, and good communication skills are required.
BA/BS in Biological Science or in related fields is required, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous experience with RBCs, SCD RBCs, spectrophotometric assays, flow cytometry and hematology is desired.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 1-2 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Hiring Range: TBD based on qualifications
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: Yes
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
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19003009
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.