The University of Pittsburgh's Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is one of the leading gastrointestinal centers in the country. The Division is committed to providing the best of tomorrow's medicine today. We are seeking a qualified Laboratory Specialist to work at the interface of cellular immunology and genomics research in a laboratory that aims to bridge the knowledge gap separating the incomplete understanding of inflammatory bowel disease pathogenesis and the development of therapies directed precisely at specific pathogenic cellular and molecular targets.
Laboratory activities include: -Intake and processing of study subject biosamples -Entry of biosample data, biosample meta-data, and data derived from biosamples in computer databases -Isolation of cells from peripheral blood and colonoscopic mucosal biopsy samples and cell subpopulation separations using magnetic bead-based and/or flow cytometry techniques -Analysis of cell subpopulations by flow cytometry -Cell culture -Analysis of DNA sequence variants using genotyping and DNA sequencing -Analysis of gene expression using techniques such as bulk and single cell RNA-seq, and qPCR -Analysis of chromatin states using techniques such as the assay for transposase-accessible chromatin with high-throughput sequencing -Coordination of laboratory projects with clinical research support staff within the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC -Assisting the Senior Laboratory Specialist and PI with laboratory supply inventory and ordering, and with laboratory supply cost estimates for budgets -Participation in the interviewing, orientation, training and review of temporary, student or volunteer workers in the lab
Experience in cellular immunology and/or molecular biology laboratory work is required. Familiarity with flow cytometry and/or next generation sequencing library prep is desirable. Familiarity with the Microsoft Windows computer environment is necessary, and proficiency with Microsoft Excel is desirable. 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: 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
Internal Number: 19008018
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.