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Biomedical Scientist

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 08/25/2017
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 Staff
Position Number 0135470
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking an experienced (Ph.D. or equivalent), self-motivated Biomedical Scientist (Lab Track) with a demonstrated ability to conduct carefully designed biomedical studies using state-of-the-art methodology with minimal supervision and working in a dynamic drug discovery environment.

The individual should possess significant experience with molecular biology and X-ray biophysics, medicinal chemistry synthesis drug design, or animal experiments. The candidate must have computational statistical analysis, data interpretation, as well as be able to develop new methodologies, as needed. In addition, the candidate will have general oversight of the laboratory, be responsible for teaching techniques to/training new or more junior members of the lab, and must possess excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills. The successful candidate will be responsible for the chemical biology research of novel drugs targeting p62, cannabinoid CB2 receptor, p18, or GPCRs for the treatment of osteoporosis, neurological diseases, cancer, and/or hematopoietic stem cells.

Interested candidates should have strong working experience in one of the biomedical sciences and be able to demonstrate successful scientific writing skills (publications, grant writing, and other writings may be considered) and an ability to spearhead projects. Thus, the incumbent must be able to work independently and with others to prepare, review, and communicate (through oral presentations and writing of manuscripts) scientific data summaries and to assist with writing of grants. The incumbent will also be responsible for maintaining FDA regulatory documents of pre-clinical IND, NDA, and CDT applications to be compliant with FDA and ICH guidelines and with electronic submissions guidelines.

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

A PhD in one of the biomedical fields along with significant post-doctoral research (at least 3 years) experience in signal transduction, apoptosis/autophagy, drug discovery, and animal molecular biology that can be applied to projects in multiple myeloma, hematopoietic stem cells, traumatic brain injury (TBI) /Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and/or osteoporosis diseases, is required. Experience in X-Ray Biophysics, and/or medicinal chemistry or pharmacology/toxicology, or pharmacokinetics bioavailability that includes contributions to Investigational New Drug (IND), New Drug Applications (NDA) fro FDA and regulatory documents is a plus. Experience in protein expression using Baculovirus expression (sf9) system; IMAC, SEC and other novel purification protocols, as well as AKATA purification and LC-MS/MS systems to provide functional proteins (eg GPCRs, CB2) for assays and X-Ray crystallography structural characterizations will also be considered.

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 Work Schedule to Vary
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

Work Schedule may vary depending upon project timing.

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