GSPH-Environmental/Occupational Health - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19008074)
The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Research Specialist with abilities and an interest in animal studies, including but not limited to the delivery of therapeutics, dissection, and husbandry. This position involves vivo pneumonia studies using established murine models, microbiological techniques, and maintenance of colonies of transgenic knock-out mice.
The ideal candidate will be proficient in the following: - Instilling drugs or infectious pathogens into mice for studies of efficacy - Toxicology or other in vitro assays - Maintenance of breeding colonies of mice - Isolation of genomic DNA - PCR based genotyping - Necropsy and tissue processing from RNA isolation and histopathology
Responsibilities include: - Performing animal studies - Carrying out related assays - Maintaining an accurate and well-organized record of laboratory activities - Efficiently organizing personal laboratory activities - Interacting with senior members in the establishment of daily activities
The incumbent will also be responsible for laboratory maintenance, ordering and record-keeping, as well as ensuring a safe working environment through application of chemical hygiene and biosafety protocols.
Previous experience working with mice is preferred. Combination of relevant education and experience will be considered.
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: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 1-2 years experience
Work Schedule: M-F 8:30-5pm
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, Cover Letter
Optional Documents: Writing Sample
Internal Number: 19008074
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.