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Research Coordinator

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 09/12/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 11/11/2017
Working Title Research Coordinator
Job Classification Research III
Department Name 35308-Med-Systems Neuroscience Institute (SNI)
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0117628
Hiring Range TBD
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s department of Med-Systems Neuroscience Institute is seeking a qualified Research Coordinator. The Incumbent RC maintains a colony of laboratory animals for the neuroscience research lab. Duties include daily care and monitoring animals. Animal handling includes pole/chair training as well as training animals to perform experiment related tasks. The Research Coordinator prepares for and assists in surgical procedures as well o performs routine surgical procedures and instructs students on proper techniques. The Research Coordinator is responsible for ordering supplies and maintaining inventory as well as maintaining animal medical files and daily logs.

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

Bachelor’s degree in biology or related discipline. Registered veterinary technician (RVT) or AALAC certification preferred.

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 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 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. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter