Graduate School of Public Health-RC - United States-Pennsylvania - (19001610)
The candidate should have a BS or BA in chemistry, cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related field. Two years of laboratory experience performing experiments in a related field is required.
The Research assistant will join a team of researchers examining the cellular and molecular mechanisms of genomic instability associated with aging and cancer. Primary duties will include protein biochemistry, use of radioactively or fluorescently labeled DNA substrates, FPLC protein purification, maintenance of cell cultures, and DNA isolation and analysis. Duties also include performing standard molecular biology assays, immuno-fluorescence and microscopy.
The Research assistant will also be required to analyze and interpret results from experimental protocols, in addition to designing, optimizing and troubleshooting existing and newly developed experimental protocols in the laboratory. The Research assistant is expected to perform such duties independently, while receiving advice and input as needed from the supervisor. Computer skills, data management and strong organizational skills are required. Participation in laboratory maintenance, chemical hygiene and radiation safety are also required. Training of laboratory staff on general lab practices and routine established experimental protocols is also required, in addition to supervising work study students assisting in laboratory maintenance.
B.S. or equivalent experience required for understanding, performance, trouble-shooting of required procedures.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 3-5 years experience
Work Schedule: Standard
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
Internal Number: 19001610
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.
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