Senior Laboratory Specialist

Job Description

Med-Cardiovascular Institute – Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh – (22001846)

The Becker lab at the University of Pittsburgh is interested in hiring a Senior Laboratory Specialist ( ttps:// ). The lab studies molecular mechanisms regulating cardiomyopathy, heart failure, and sudden death. The candidate will work in a highly collaborative environment with other lab members to refine and develop new experimental methods and prepare manuscripts for submission. The candidate will coordinate the management of mouse colonies, laboratory ordering and will serve as a resource to train new lab personnel on relevant lab procedures and experiments. Experience with murine models, genotyping, tissue sectioning (frozen), immunohistochemistry, immunoblotting, and fluorescence microscopy preferred. There are opportunities for independent research projects for interested candidates.


Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted. Experience in animal handling, animal husbandry, animal surgery, sterile technique, cell culture, preferred. Some administration/supervisory experience, a plus.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets

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Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Research.IV
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required Master’s
Minimum Experience Level Required 3-5 years experience
Work Schedule Monday-Friday standard hours but could vary based on need
Hiring Range TBD Based Upon Qualifications
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
Posted Date: Apr 19, 2022

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