Research Project Manager

Job Description


The University of Pittsburgh is currently seeking a Research Project Manager in the Med-Div of Infectious Disease department. The incumbent acts as a Laboratory Specialist and exhibits exemplary laboratory skills. The incumbent will be a laboratory specialist for several NIH funded multi-center, multi-disciplinary, multi-investigator studies that are focused on quantifying human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) reservoirs and evaluating therapies towards a cure of HIV infection.
As such, the incumbent must have a strong background in molecular biology and genetics. His/her responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, ultra-sensitive single copy assays of HIV DNA, 2-LTR circles and HIV RNA. Excellent molecular technique and real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) experience is required.
The incumbent must be able to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and possess excellent communication skills. In this regard, the incumbent is expected to analyze data, prepare reports and present results on a monthly basis.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Bachelor’s level candidates (Masters preferred) with a strong background in molecular biology or virology, direct experience is preferred. Good interpersonal, organizational, and technical skills is required.


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Application Deadline 2015-Oct-13