The Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh (Aging Institute) was established by the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC to provide integrated, comprehensive, and timely access to a full range of services for aged persons and the public, to offer state-of the-art educational programs for the public and health care professionals, and to promote innovative research on aging to understand its causes and concomitants, both social and biological, as well as how best to intervene in illnesses associated with the aging process The Aging Institute will expand markedly to focus on the identification of signaling pathways and therapies that target the process of aging. A major focus of the new Aging Institute will to be the development of drugs that enhance the fundamental resilience to age, thus preventing age related complications, such as atherosclerosis, lung fibrosis, and neurodegenerative diseases. The goal is to illuminate the root cause of the diseases associated with aging with the ultimate goal of extending health-span, essentially long-life free of disease. The Laboratory Manager will participate in management of day-to-day operations of a laboratory ensuring efficient laboratory operations, conduct experiments on their own research project, and help other members of the laboratory conducted and analyze experiments. The successful candidate will take part in basic and translational research studying the metabolic basis of mammalian aging. Projects in the lab include the role of vascular autophagy in vascular aging, whether fatty acid oxidation regulates cellular fate, the molecular mechanism by which calcium enters the mitochondria and how mitochondrial turnover alters age-related diseases. S/he will have the opportunity to work independently as well as assist lab members with the design and planning of protocols, and conducting molecular, cloning, and cell biology experiments. S/he will be required to handle mice, including breeding and genotyping, as well as assisting with in vivo animal experiments. Advanced skills including animal physiology, and cellular and molecular biology techniques would be a significant advantage for the candidate. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, passionate, organized, have good interpersonal and leadership skills, have excellent verbal and written English skills, and have a solid base of knowledge of advanced scientific principles. The location for this position is Bridgeside Point, 100 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Minimum Related Experience Level Required
3-5 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position
A minimum of Master's Degree in Biology, Biochemistry or related field, or equivalent experience is required. A minimum 3-years experience in laboratory research with knowledge of biologic science and acceptable scientific research training, prior experience in animal research helpful.
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.
Scheduled Work Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
Schedule may vary based on time sensitive work that needs to be completed.
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
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
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt... faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.