Position Summary: Date Posted 12/04/2017 Open Until Filled No Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 02/02/2018 Working Title Senior Research Specialist Job Classification Research IV Department Name 35207I-Med-Div of Renal-Electrolyte Job Type Staff Position Number 0135971 Hiring Range $30,732.00 - $49,296.00 Position Description
The Renal Electrolyte Division within the Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Senior Research Specialist who will be responsible for the coordination and execution of multiple research projects involving neurohumoral mechanisms of salt-sensitive hypertension in rodent models.
The primary responsibilities for the position include 1) rodent breeding, 2) small animal surgery, 3) in-vitro electrophysiologic histology, including in situ hybridization and immunocytochemistry, 4) western blot and PCR analysis of tissue samples, and 5) assistance with general laboratory management and coordination. Strong communication skills are a must for a successful applicant. Strong computer skills are also essential, as is familiarity with MS Powerpoint, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, and other software packages. Comfort and past experience working with small animal models are strongly preferred.
Education Required Master's Minimum Related Experience Level Required 3-5 years experience Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position
Extensive research/science experience of 5+ years will be substituted for the degree requirements.
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 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 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
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