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Research Scientist

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 08/31/2017
Open Until Filled No
Application Deadline (Close date) 10/30/2017
Working Title Research Scientist
Job Classification Research Scientist
Department Name 35296-Med-Critical Care Medicine
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135509
Hiring Range $46,644.00 - $76,440.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Research Scientist. This position will be responsible for performing:
- Neurocognitive testing of rodents to assess therapeutic efficacy and the effect of the injury.
- Histological Studies: Fixation, processing, and sectioning of animal tissues for routine histology, immunohistochemistry, and immunofluorescence. Photomicrographing and analysis including cell counting.
- Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques: Harvesting tissue for molecular and biochemical analysis, PCR genotyping of knockout mouse/rat colonies and agarose gel electrophoresis, western blots, and ELISA. Primary and immortalized cell culture, transfection, cloning, cell death analysis, and live cell imaging.
- Additional responsibilities: some animal husbandry, preparing and maintaining lab inventory, ordering supplies, maintaining lab notebook with careful record keeping, and data analysis. Supervising and teaching undergraduate, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows.

NOTE: The hiring range is for full-time positions and will be prorated based on 70% effort.

Education Required PhD or ScD
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 3-5 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Doctoral degree with three years of post-graduate research experience. Three or more years of post-graduate research experience in related fields: molecular and cell biology, lipid-protein interactions, or neuroscience. May participate in the preparation of writing of scientific research papers and manuscripts for publication and lecture.

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, Part-Time
Percent Effort 70
Scheduled Work Hours Work Schedule to Vary
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours 26-27 hours per week
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 PhD or ScD or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • 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. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents