The incumbent will perform experiments to maintain an animal colony for vision research. Experiments will be carried out in the fields of molecular and cell biology (Strong knowledge of biochemistry essential), this will inc lude continuous evaluation of experiments and improving methodologies, as well as the analysis, recording, and interpretation of results.
The incumbent will (i) Operate basic laboratory and research equipment (ii) Prepare chemicals, compounds, and other expendables (iii) Perform a variety of standard molecular and cell biology experiments (iv) Apply a variety of simple numerical operations to data collected (v) mouse and rat handling as well as mouse genotyping (iv) Good dissection skills.
Bachelor's degree preferred, with course work in molecular biology, cell biology, chemistry, and Biochemistry. Animal handling and dissection essential. Mouse genotyping essential. Degree in a relevant program or relevant equivalent experience will be considered. Use of Microsoft Excel and Word software. Experience in chemistry, cell biology and molecular biology. Animal handling essential.
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.II
Minimum Education Level Required: Associate
Minimum Experience Level Required: Less than 1 year experience
Work Schedule: 8:30 - 5:00 pm
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: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 20001571
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