Research Scientist, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Created 04/02/2024
Employer University of Pittsburgh
Reference 238931708
Job Type Full-Time
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
City Pittsburgh
Zip 15260
Salary -

Research Scientist

Job Summary

Conducts independent scientific research projects from inception to presentation. Prepares and crafts various documentations of research results into manuscripts, proposals, grant applications, and presentations. Trains undergraduates and research technicians. Manages laboratory policies and coordinates project development in collaboration with other specialists.

Essential Functions

The position requires developing and implementing advanced genetic technologies to assess the impact of genetic variants and to measure protein interactions. The position will entail development and validation of scalable assays for either/both variant impact and protein interactions, which may use both human cell and yeast models. Multiplexing of these assays will proceed by application of various means of screening/selection, e.g. competitive growth or fluorescence-activated cell-sorting, and read-out via modern sequencing technologies. The role will also require the demonstrated ability to both use and develop experimental and computational tools for the support and analysis of large scale mutagenesis, sequencing-based multiplexed readout of variant functional or interaction assays, and dissemination and analysis of the resulting maps. Downstream analysis will include analysis of the relationship between variant functions and interactions with protein or RNA structure, and with yeast or human phenotypes. The role will also involve experimental and computational support and guidance for other ongoing projects in the lab. The incumbent will be expected to perform research with a high degree of independence, and research supervision of students or other trainees. The role will further require leadership in preparing funding applications and communication and coordination with the PI, collaborators and funders, and in developing manuscripts and presenting the lab's research at local, national, and international conferences.

Physical Effort

Physical effort associated with wet lab work, i.e. standing while conducting experiments, sitting while working on computer, walking back and forth in the lab to sinks and microscopes, lifting packages less than 20lbs., etc.

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.

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Job Classification: Staff.Research Scientist

Job Family: Research

Job Sub Family: Research Science

Campus: Pittsburgh

Minimum Education Level Required: Professional Doctorate Degree

Minimum Years of Experience Required: 5

Will this position accept substitution in lieu of education or experience: No

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Work Arrangement: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

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


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