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Research Assistant

Posting Details

Posting Details

Date Posted 12/06/2017
Working Title Research Assistant
Anticipated Starting Academic Term Fall
Job Type Student
Job Category Research
Federal Work Study Required? No
Job Summary

The researcher will infect Drosophila melanogaster with bacteria and then treat with antibiotics to mimic the human sepsis model. As in our published work, the researcher then will follow survival, activity of fruit flies and perform subsequent bacteriological (culturing of flies) and molecular biological (cell counting, PCR, Western blot) to determine the inflammatory state of sepsis surviving flies.

Job Requirements

Skills in microbiology (bacterial culture, cfu counts), PCR, Western blot, cell counting, working skills with Drosophila and sepsis models

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.

Hourly Pay Rate $12.00
Anticipated Number of Openings 1
Anticipated Hours per Week 15-20 hours per week
Anticipated Weekly Schedule
Campus Pittsburgh
Primary Work Location SCAIF 600
Posting Number S-05916-P

Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently a University of Pittsburgh student or were you enrolled in the previous or upcoming semester?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have a Federal Work Study (FWS) award?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents