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Biomedical Scientist

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 08/14/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 10/29/2017
Working Title Biomedical Scientist
Job Classification Research Scientist
Department Name 33203-Pharm-Pharmaceutical Science
Job Type Research Associate
Position Number 0135404
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

Dr. Da Yang’s laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a highly motivated and organized Biomedical Scientist to join our efforts to identify therapeutic targets and predictive markers for cancer personalized therapy. The incumbent is expected to specialize in advanced molecular biology work. Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for developing RNA-related biochemistry and next-generation sequencing protocol (e.g. RNA biochemistry, RNA-Seq, ChIP-seq, and CHART-seq library construction). This person will also serve as a consultant to other members of the lab and school that require his/her expertise in RNA biology, epigenetic, ChIP, and animal. A minimum of a Ph.D. Degree in biological related science and five to eight years of experience in cancer biology are required.

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

A Ph.D. Degree in biology, pharmacology, or a related science. Prefer 5-8 years’ experience in cancer biology and first author publications in cancer biology. Experience with RNA biology, epigenetics, ChIP, and animal research is also necessary. At least three years of experience in lncRNA or transcriptional regulation related cancer research; experience of independently perform the cancer cell-culture related works (cell line maintenance, transfections, development of stable cell lines etc.); experience in mentoring entry-level lab members about molecular biology work (cloning, PCR, and Western blot), and mentoring and training other junior lab members.

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.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours Work Schedule to Vary
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

Work schedule will vary depending upon project demands

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 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. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter