The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a Research Specialist III position in the Department of Radiation Oncology.
This position will require the incumbent to independently perform complex laboratory experiments and technical analysis of all experiments. The incumbent must be able to independently develop methods and procedures. Incumbent is responsible for growth and maintenance of cells in tissue culture. This includes freezing and thawing cells, keeping cells from overgrowing, transfecting and selecting cells, flow cytometry, providing cells for future experiments and ordering supplies necessary for performing tissue culture. The incumbent will perform molecular biology techniques such as RNA and DNA isolation, RT-PCR, Northern, Southern and Western Analysis, cloning genes into plasmids and gene sequencing.
The incumbent will also be responsible for training new technicians on how to perform tissue culture and molecular biology techniques. The incumbent will be responsible for ordering and maintaining supplies needed for experiments. The incumbent will also be responsible for analysis of experimental data.
B.S. in biology required.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 3-5 years experience
Work Schedule: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Hiring Range: TBD based on qualifications
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: 19002984
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.