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Research Scientist

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 01/12/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 03/13/2018
Working Title Research Scientist
Job Classification Research Scientist
Department Name 35207P-Med-Aging Institute
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0136110
Hiring Range TBD
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh Aging Institute is seeking a highly skilled and highly motivated individual who will function as a Research Scientist as well as a laboratory manager. The individual will be responsible for conceiving and organizing multiple projects, and functioning independently. The incumbent will work in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of PhDs and MDs involved in studying the function of DNA damage in the context of age-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. The mission of the lab is to develop precision drugs by identifying new drug targets with the guidance of human genetics. This position is located at Bridgeside Point 1, 100 Technology Drive.

Education Required PhD or ScD
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 5-6 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Ideally, the incumbent should have a doctoral degree, Ph.D. or MD, with at least 5 years of relevant experience. Technical expertise in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry is required. The individual must also have a fundamental knowledge of genetics, DNA damage, and aging. Those with previous publications are encouraged to apply.

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

Schedule may vary based on time sensitive work that may need to be completed.

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. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents