UPCI Research Lab-Ferris - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (20003826)
Our research program is focused on molecular mechanisms of head and neck cancer, novel biomarker discovery and developing potential drug candidates with the overall aim of early diagnosis and treatment of head and neck. The premise of current research projects includes preclinical, basic as well as translational research using multi-dimensional molecular biological, cell-based and mouse model platforms leading to clinical trials. This is a senior level managerial project research position accountable for developing conceptual project design, determining and performing appropriate experimental assays, data analyses, routine laboratory management and presentation of scientific results for peer-reviewed publications, and grant proposals. The selected candidate will manage our transgenic mouse colonies while adhering to various IACUC and institutional guidelines and perform laboratory assays (PCR, Western blot, ELISA).
Applicants should have prior experience working with transgenic mouse colonies. This includes breeding (ear tagging, weaning and PCR genotyping), performing experimental procedures (sub-cutaneous, intraperitoneal and tail vein injections; oral lavage; facial or retro orbital bleeding) and tissue collection. The candidate will also perform day-to-day activities such as laboratory organization and maintenance, procuring and sourcing various lab supplies, cell culture, animal/human tissue processing (blood and tumor), maintaining inventory of reagents and tissues (e.g. cDNAs, cells, constructs, tissue slides), ordering and purchasing, updating protocols and methods. The incumbent must confer with researchers, faculty and representatives of potential granting agencies concerning research needs and methods, and actively participate with collaborators both inside and outside the institute and work dynamically with the principal investigator/medical director to prioritize the aims and activities of the research projects. As the project develops, the incumbent will also be responsible for interviewing and selection, orientation and training, work assignment, supervision and review of new and senior researcher employees in the group.
The incumbent will also be expected to comply with specific institutional and government requirements and regulations. Minimum qualification: Master's degree with five to seven years of professional level research experience in the relevant field is required. Strong background and extensive experience with animal disease models, tissue processing, molecular biological and cell-based assays, analyses and interpretation of large datasets, and data presentation is required. A good publication track record and prior experience with developing research projects independently is a plus. The incumbent must be scientifically passionate and possess excellent organizational skills.
At least 5 years of laboratory research and lab management experience. Experience in advanced research on molecular biology, animal disease models and research manuscript preparation is a plus.
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: 5-6 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hiring Range: $30,732.00 - $49,296.00
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
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 20003826
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.