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Senior Laboratory Specialist

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 10/12/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 12/11/2017
Working Title Senior Laboratory Specialist
Job Classification Research V
Department Name 35207A-Med-Div of Hematology/Oncology
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0134802
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Senior Laboratory Scientist for the Department of Medicine in the Hematology and Oncology Division. The incumbent will be responsible for cloning and characterizing T-cell receptors from human minor histocompatibility antigen (miHA)-reactive CD8+ T-cells. The incumbent will take a variety of approaches to generate these T-cells and will use a novel method to clone, re-express, and characterize.

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

MD may be considered. If an MD, must have at least 4 years of wet lab experience in related disciplines. If a PhD, must have at a minimum received the PhD in immunology with work relevant to the project. Alternatively, PhDs may have completed a thesis in a different area, but must have had sufficient postdoc training to have the skills and track record relevant to this project

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
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 with 3-5 years of relevant work experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have an in-depth knowledge of immunology, molecular cloning, genomics, and associated techniques?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * 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)
  4. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

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