Med-Aging Institute - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (20003018)
The Parkhitko lab at the Aging Institute at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill a full-time laboratory research specialist position. The Laboratory Research Specialist will work in the areas of aging and metabolism, using Drosophila as a model system. Under the supervision of the PI, the Laboratory Specialist is responsible for executing experiments with independence. The candidate will be expected to troubleshoot technical issues, execute statistical analyses, and present data at internal meetings.
The communication of results, issues, and needs with team members is necessary. The incumbent will also be responsible for training new hires and undergrad students entering the lab on the local protocols and will have a leadership position among lab personnel for organization and execution of experiments. This position requires significant experience in biochemical/molecular techniques such as immunofluorescence, western blots, PCR, cloning and DNA/ RNA preparation and Drosophila handling/dissections, genetics. Previous experiences on working with Drosophila, immunofluorescence, brain and thorax dissections, confocal microscopy will be strongly considered.
Multi-tasking several experiments simultaneously and efficient time management is necessary. Must be flexible and well organized, being able to manage multiple tasks and able to clearly document data and activities in a lab notebook. Must effectively communicate with PI and other lab personnel and faculty and contribute to lab management (expenditure, supplies, regulatory and training). This position is located at Bridgeside Point 1, 100 Technology Drive.
Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement.
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: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Schedule may vary due to ongoing research.
Hiring Range: $23,868.00 - $37,752.00
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, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 20003018
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