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Research Specialist

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 02/16/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 04/16/2018
Working Title Research Specialist
Job Classification Research III
Department Name 13225-Neuroscience
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0136238
Hiring Range $23,868.00 - $37,752.00
Position Description

The Department of Neuroscience is seeking a Research Specialist.

Responsibilities include;
- Performing physiological experiments and behavioral training
-Basic data analysis and programming
-Animal care
-Testing and maintaining laboratory equipment
-Assisting with preparing figures for scientific presentations
-Maintaining experimental records
-Assisting with purchasing and maintaining the inventory of laboratory supplies
-Assisting and supervising lab personnel with laboratory procedures

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

Must be able to learn Matlab and a variety of experimental techniques. Must have excellent organizational skills and be able to perform
tasks without omissions or errors. Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience, Biology, or a related field is required.

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 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