The University of Pittsburgh, Dept. of Medicine is seeking a Laboratory Specialist to work in the Saloman lab. The laboratory uses anatomical, behavioral, optogenetic, calcium Imaging and cell/molecular techniques to study neuro-immune interactions in the context of cancer as well as peripheral mechanisms of pain. The successful candidate will have experience in the fields of neuroscience and/or immunology and be responsible for performing general lab bench procedures including maintaining/manipulating cell lines, generating primary neuronal cultures and co-cultures.
Typical cell/molecular techniques in the lab include immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, enzyme assays, immunoblotting/co-immunoprecipitation, ELISA, PCR, and in vitro calcium imaging. Experience with transformation, transfection, plasmid preparation, or flow cytometry/FACS is a bonus. The candidate may also assist with animal studies. These studies typically involve behavioral assays, injections, blood collection, and surgical procedures. Experience with transplant and genetic tumor models or pain models is preferable. We are especially interested in candidates that can handle multi-tasking and are flexible as the needs of the lab often change.
Similarly, the ability to trouble-shoot problems and issues that relate to research and lab logistics is valued. The Saloman lab is highly collaborative and requires the candidate have the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals. Meticulous work habits, dependability, good communication skills and the ability to clearly document data and activities are required.
Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement. Neuroscience or biology is preferred.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Work Schedule: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hiring Range: $23,868.00 - $37,752.00
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, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 20003103
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