The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Senior Laboratory Specialist in the Department of Medicine.
The position involves performing experiments and the organization and maintenance of labs in the Renal-Electrolyte Division. Candidates will be expected to execute biological techniques to study kidney disease development. These experiments will involve both cell culture and animals (rodents), with preparation of samples for histological and molecular analyses with western blotting and PCR.
Responsibilities will also include maintenance of a mouse or rat breeding colony, purchasing of supplies and the overall organization and management of the lab and the training of researchers/students/volunteers joining the lab or seeking collaborations as determined by supervisor. Some divisional responsibilities will be shared along with other research individuals as deemed necessary and reasonable by direct supervisor.
Equivalent, relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.IV
Minimum Education Level Required: Master's
Minimum Experience Level Required: 3-5 years experience
Work Schedule: 8:30 - 5:00
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
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19008135
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.