Animal Research Specialist

Job Description

Med-Surgery – Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh – (22008138) The Animal Research Specialist will provide husbandry and surgical support for small animal research projects within the Chairman’s division of the Department of Surgery. The specialist will work with multiple PI groups to maintain mouse colonies, including weaning, tagging, and genotyping. The incumbent will also be trained in animal surgical procedures (including cecal ligation and puncture, liver ischemia/reperfusion, and hemorrhagic shock) and may be asked to assist with surgeries or to perform as the lead surgeon.

This position requires excellent organization skills in order to manage a large animal colony and also to appropriately document surgical procedures and subsequent tissue collection. In addition to coordinating mouse colony management among several principal investigators, the individual will also be responsible for interfacing with surgical residents, students, and other lab personnel to complete support tasks for them as needed. The applicant should be highly motivated to learn, detail-oriented, able to prioritize multiple tasks and work independently.

Experience with performing murine procedures preferable. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted per University guidelines. The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets. The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit to learn more about this requirement. Assignment Category Full-time regular Job Classification Staff.Research.III Non-Exempt Campus Pittsburgh Minimum Education Level Required Baccalaureate Minimum Experience Level Required 2-3 years experience Work Schedule Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m Work Arrangement On-Campus: Teams that work on campus, in an office, or in a lab. Hiring Range $23,868.00 – $37,752.00 Relocation Offered No Visa Sponsorship Provided No Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check Child Protection Clearances Not Applicable Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter Optional Documents Not Applicable