Research Specialist

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

ID: 7146639
Posted: May 23, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Our laboratory is seeking a highly motivated individual for a full-time Research Specialist position. Our laboratory is a pioneer in conducting research for liver regenerative medicine and currently has an exciting opening to conduct R01-funded research, aimed at developing therapies for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field, and have at least one year of research laboratory experience. Experience in molecular and cell biology techniques (especially western blot) are highly preferred. Experience with handling mice and tissue harvesting is a plus. Candidate should be driven to learn and have basic knowledge of biological, mathematical and chemical principles. The routine work upon training will entail protein/RNA/DNA isolation, performing western blot/qRT-PCR/ immunofluorescence assays, providing assistance with rodent experiments, as well as conducting other molecular biology assays as needed. Additional opportunities will be provided to learn cutting-edge techniques available in our world-renowned Pittsburgh Liver Research Center, perform state-of-the-art omics experiments and analyze transcriptomic data. Further, the incumbent will be trained to analyze, organize and present scientific data for meetings and publications. The incumbent will also be encouraged to contribute to experimental design, interpret complex scientific data and engage in stimulating scientific discussions for developing independent critical scientific thinking. Candidates who are dedicated, self-driven, and enthusiastic about building a scientific/medical career are strongly encouraged to apply.

B.S. degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or other related field with background, knowledge, and experience in molecular biology and cell biology techniques. At least one year experience in a research laboratory is essential.

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