The Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Senior Laboratory Specialist in a state-of-the-art internationally recognized pulmonary research program in the areas of asthma and lung infection. The position requires performance of specialized techniques to understand various aspects of lung inflammation and its regulation. Experiments will involve models in mice, tissue harvests and analysis. Experiments will include breeding and genotyping of mice, setting up of appropriate animal models of respiratory disorder, and cell cultures using cell lines or primary cells. Analysis of experiments will involve processing of animal tissue for histology/microscopy, lung lavage, immunological assays including flow cytometry, preparation of lung extracts and RNA isolation.
Master's Degree in Biological Sciences, Immunology or related fields preferred. A minimum of 2 years of experience in animal handling and knowledge of basic lab techniques and the use of basic computer software is essential. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted.
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.IV
Minimum Education Level Required: Master's
Minimum Experience Level Required: 3-5 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hiring Range: TBD Based on qualifications
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
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 20001998
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.