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Lab Manager

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 09/28/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 11/27/2017
Working Title Lab Manager
Job Classification Research IV
Department Name 34205-GSPH-Infectious Diseases & Microbiology
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135604
Hiring Range $30,732.00 - $49,296.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of GSPH-Infectious Diseases & Microbiology is seeking a qualified Lab Manager. The qualified candidate will be responsible for managing daily operations of the research laboratory. Duties will include maintaining laboratory supplies, reagents, equipment, protocols, and quality assurance record keeping. Responsibilities also include monitoring of staff training as well as providing technical training and support for students, post-docs, and primary investigators using the lab facilities. This person will interact directly with the laboratory director and will be expected to participate in the design and implementation of independent research activities related to the study of HIV resistance and will contribute to data collection, analysis, assay development, and presentation of reports. The candidate will be required to interact with outside groups to help facilitate collaborative efforts on research projects.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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

Masters of Science degree required and at least 3 years progressively responsible work experience in a laboratory environment, or a combination of training and experience in the field Background in immunology preferred, knowledge of biostatistics and computer analysis helpful. Experience exceeding minimum requirements may be substituted in lieu of the advanced 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

Work schedule may vary due to lab processing times.

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

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  1. 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)
  2. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents