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Senior Research Specialist

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 12/01/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 01/30/2018
Working Title Senior Research Specialist
Job Classification Research IV
Department Name 23301-Bioengineering
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135923
Hiring Range $30,732.00 - $49,296.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s Bioengineering Department is seeking a Senior Research Specialist. This position’s primary focus area will be in vascular tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The position will include experimental laboratory duties including cell and tissue culture, cell and molecular techniques (e.g., cryosectioning, histology, immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry, ELISA, SDS-PAGE, zymography, Western blotting, RT-PCR, gene knockdown (siRNA, CRISPR/Cas9), cell transfection, cell immortalization), multiphoton microscopy, bioreactor design fabrication and utilization, electrospinning, experimental testing of soft tissues, MATLAB data processing, statistical analysis, and image processing (FIJI and MATLAB). The incumbent will fabricate and characterize molecular probes using synthetic chemistry.

Education Required Master's
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 1-2 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Master’s degree in Bioengineering, Cell and Molecular Biology or related field. The candidate must have prior experience in cell culture.

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 Work Schedule to Vary
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

Work schedule is primarily 8:30 am – 5 pm but may require some night and weekend work.

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 master's degree 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. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents