The University of Pittsburgh Medicine Division of Infectious Disease is seeking a Laboratory Specialist. The Laboratory Specialist will perform genetics, protein chemistry and in vitro and in vivo treatment experiments on pathogenic gram-negative bacteria as part of the research ongoing in the Division of Infectious Diseases.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to bacterial culture, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, antimicrobial synergy testing, PCR and sequencing, gene deletion and complementation, protein extraction and quantification, polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and isoelectric focusing. The Laboratory Specialist will assist with general lab maintenance and upkeep including preparation of buffers and media, autoclaving and dishwashing.
The applicant should have at least 2 years of experience in a relevant field. Attention to detail, excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work in a team are required skills. Experience in the above described research areas is strongly preferred.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
Department Details: Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Work Schedule: Mon-Fri., 8:30am - 5:00pm
Hiring Range: TBD Based on Qaulifications
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: 19004995
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.