The Vascular Medicine Institute at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Laboratory Specialist who will conduct experiments and assist in the management of day-to-day laboratory operations. The incumbent will take part in basic and translational research studying mechanisms underlying human cardiomyopathies using human stem cell platform. The incumbent will be expected to work independently on aspects of a research project as well as assist lab work with the design and planning of protocols and conducting molecular, biochemical and cloning experiments. Responsibilities include tissue culture, molecular cloning, genome editing, and genotyping, as well as assisting with in vitro cell function assays.
Additional managerial responsibilities will include coordinating lab purchases, writing regulatory protocols pertaining to stem cell experiments and human tissue procurement, monitoring grant budgets, receiving and organizing orders and biological samples from outside the lab, maintaining the inventory of the stem cell colony and stock, maintaining cell cultures of differentiated human cells, and training junior lab members in lab protocols and procedures.
A minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Biological Science or related field required. Further advanced education (e.g. Masters/PhD) in relevant area would strengthen the application. Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement. Experience in laboratory research with knowledge of biologic science and acceptable scientific research training, prior experience in biology/biomedical research required. Meticulous record keeping, impeccable organization and proficiency with databases Exceptional managerial and organizational skills Excellent written and verbal communication Strong work ethic, highly motivated, and work well independently and in a team Experience with stem cells, genome editing, Flow cytometry, and high-throughput sequencing techniques is very beneficial to an application
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: Mon-Fri 8:30 - 5:00 but may vary
Hiring Range: TBD Based on qualifications
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: 20005156
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