Research Associate II - Mellon College of Science - Department of Biological Sciences, Armbruster Lab
Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 2020783
Under general supervision, designs experiments and research protocols. Performs complex analysis to report results.
The Mellon College of Science (MCS) is home to four departments and many programs and research centers that cross disciplines. We approach scientific problems from fresh angles using creative interdisciplinary approaches while drawing on our departmental strengths in the core sciences. MCS faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their research in various fields, including polymer science, cosmology, mathematical finance, and molecular and cellular biology.
The laboratory of Dr. Catherine Armbruster in the Department of Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking candidates for a full-time Research Associate II. The Armbruster lab investigates ecology and evolution of opportunistic pathogens in the built environment and in human infections. The candidate will be responsible for providing technical and administrative support for the lab. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment. Opportunities for independent projects are available depending on interest and experience.
Your core responsibilities will include:
Performing eukaryotic cell culture (including with cystic fibrosis airway epithelial cells and macrophages), bacterial genetics, strain propagation, and maintenance of bacterial strain and eukaryotic cell libraries.
Crafting research experiments and research protocols.
Coordinating and analyzing data, preparing presentations, and writing technical reports.
Compliance with chemical and laboratory safety regulations.
Assisting with training new personnel.
Assisting with laboratory set-up, including ordering, and receiving reagents, supplies, and equipment.
Preparing stocks of laboratory reagents, including molecular biology buffers and growth media for bacterial and eukaryotic cells.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within MCS. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
Bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, biophysics, bioengineering, or related field is required.
3-5 years' experience in cell culture, microscope, or quantitative image analysis.
Strong oral and communications skills required.
Successful background check
Joining the CMU team opens the door to an array of exceptional benefits, available to all full-time Carnegie Mellon University employees. Experience the full spectrum of advantages, from comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance to enticing retirement savings programs. Unlock your potential with tuition benefits, and take well-deserved breaks with generous paid time off and holidays. Rest easy knowing you are covered by life and accidental death and disability insurance. For a comprehensive overview of the benefits awaiting you, explore: https://www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance.
At Carnegie Mellon, we value the whole package when extending offers of employment. Beyond just credentials, we consider the role & responsibilities, your invaluable work experience, and the knowledge gained through education and training. We acknowledge and appreciate your unique key skills and the diverse perspectives you bring. Our commitment to fostering an inclusive work environment means we also account for geographic differentials. Your journey with us is about more than just a job; it's about finding the perfect fit for your professional growth and personal aspirations.
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