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Research Specialist

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 03/13/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 10/29/2017
Working Title Research Specialist
Job Classification Research III
Department Name 31014-Dent Med-Craniofacial Regeneration
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0134779
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The Center for Craniofacial Regeneration (CCR) at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Dental Medicine (SDM) is seeking a Research Specialist that must have significant experience and proficiency in histology and histomorphometry, cell culture, flow cytometry, microscopy and imaging, animal care and handling, RNA/DNA/proteins extraction and analysis using PCR and quantitative PCR, immunohistochemistry, laboratory management skills. The individual must have exceptional multi-tasking skills and experience with project administration including but not limited to IACUC and IRB. The individual will be responsible for the managing, training, and coordinating of weekly tasks for personnel including troubleshooting and resolving unique problems by critically analyzing the data and modifying protocols. Regulatory knowledge is desirable with emphasis in pre-clinical studies including overseeing compliance of personnel concerning FDA regulations associated with pre-clinical studies. This individual will be responsible for research project management and data server maintenance (i.e. organization of documents and data). Duties also require managing and ordering supplies, keeping records of inventory, and advising/guidance to laboratory personnel. Individual must have proficient writing skills.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 2-3 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

The candidate has to have at least a BS degree with major in science, engineering, or related field.

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 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
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 bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, or related field with 2-3 years of relevant working 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. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents