UPCI Basic Research Administration - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19007630)
This is a Research Technician position in the laboratory of Dr. Yael Nechemia-Arbely, located at the Hillman Cancer Center, Shadyside and is part of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.
The successful candidate will be responsible for research data collection and result interpretation. The Research Technician will be involved in conducting experiments and in routine laboratory maintenance. Experiments include: culturing mammalian cells; cell synchronization; FACS analysis of DNA content; genetic modification of mammalian cells (Cas9 engineering); isolation and characterization of clones; design and construction of recombinant DNA; microscopy of fixed mammalian cells; immunoblotting; Chromatin Immunoprecipitation experiments (ChIP); qPCR; Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) library preparation.
The Technician will work closely with the PI and is expected to develop both analytical and technical proficiencies in a wide range of biological assays. Experience in cellular and molecular biology and excellent attention to detail are keys to this position. Bioinformatic knowledge of ChIP-seq dataset analysis is an advantage.
2 to 3 years of relevant lab experience including tissue culture and molecular techniques, such as DNA and protein extraction.
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 8:30am-5:00pm
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
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19007630
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.