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Senior Lab Manager

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 03/17/2017
Working Title Senior Lab Manager
Job Classification Research V
Department Name 35207O-Med-Division of Pulm VMI
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0127903
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

This laboratory manager will manage day-to-day operations of the Shiva lab in the Vascular Medicine Institute. He/She will assist senior lab members with the design and planning of protocols and experiments, and perform tissue culture and complex biochemical experiments. The incumbent’s duties will include making and keeping track of lab purchases, monitoring grant budgets, receiving and organizing orders and biological samples from outside the lab, maintaining stock solutions and cell cultures, and running and teaching spectrophotometric assays used in the lab.

In addition, the incumbent will coordinate the day to day activities of the Mitochondrial Core (as part of the Center for Metabolism and Mitochondrial Medicine). He/She will interact with collaborators/users of the facility to coordinate experimental time as well as ensure experimental design. This includes coordination of the receipt of samples from clinical studies. The incumbent will execute the intricate and highly developed experiments utilizing Seahorse analysis and will perform analysis of the data. He/she will be responsible for working independently to trouble shoot experiments and explain experimental design to users of the facility. He/she will keep abreast of recent literature in order to further develop/improve technical ability within the Shiva lab and Mitochondrial Core.

The incumbent will also contribute to the writing of scientific manuscripts, review articles, abstracts and grant proposals.

The incumbent must be self-motivated, have good interpersonal skills, be an excellent communicator in English, and have an understanding of advanced scientific principles. He/She will be expected to work both independently as well as part of a team.

Education Required PhD or ScD
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 5-6 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Master’s Degree required; Master’s with additional experience may be substituted for Doctorate Degree.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

schedule may vary at times depending on time sensitive research being done

If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master's degree or higher with 5-6 years of relevant work experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter