Med-Cardiothoracic Surgery - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19006985)
The Thoracic Aortic Disease Research Lab seeks a Research Specialist to join their interdisciplinary team and contribute to multiple NIH-funded projects.
The Research Specialist will be responsible for time-sensitive processing of human aortic tissue explants for various experimental endpoints and establishing, propagating and maintaining cultures of vascular wall cells. The Research Specialist will also provide technical support to other researchers in the laboratory and assist with ongoing experiments. This individual will be responsible for aspects of general lab maintenance such as ordering supplies, chemical inventory, lab safety, and equipment maintenance.
The successful candidate will have prior experience in working with tissue explants, mammalian cell culture, RNA and protein isolation from tissue and cultured cells, real-time PCR, Western blotting, microplate assays, molecular biology, histology, immunocytochemistry and microscopy. Experience with 3D scaffold-based cell culture models, perfusion bioreactors and decellularization techniques is advantageous. Occasional weekend and evening work may be required as samples for the tissue bank become available. The candidate should possess excellent interpersonal skills and will be expected to interface with faculty, clinicians, post-doctoral fellows, students and individuals from collaborating laboratories. The candidate should also possess meticulous record-keeping and organizational skills. The ideal candidate would possess an MS degree related to cell biology, bioengineering or physiology and 1-3 years research experience in a setting employing similar techniques.
The ideal candidate would possess an MS degree related to cell biology, bioengineering or physiology and 1-3 years research experience in a setting employing similar techniques.
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.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Master's
Minimum Experience Level Required: 1-2 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, 8:00-4:00
Hiring Range: TBD based on qualificationsf
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: 19006985
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