This position is for a Research Scientist - Lab Track in the division of Medical Genetics. The primary role in the laboratory will be to design, conduct, and analyze studies with a focus on determining differences in brain imaging between affected patients and normal controls. The incumbent will be an active collaborator with the PI in the development and implementation of this research and will facilitate and coordinate all aspects of this project. Specific duties include developing and testing proposed methodologies and experimental protocols and take the initiative to actively develop protocols and collaborations to disseminate new technology.
A Doctoral degree (or professional degree / specialized technical training) is required with at least 3 years of post-graduate research experience (or an equivalent combination) in the related field of study. Experience in computer science, the electronic transfer of research images, pediatric brain imaging research, working with large research databases, bioinformatics, and able to independently obtain grant funding.
This position is located at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in Lawrenceville. TB test and PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
Doctoral degree (or professional degree / specialized technical training) required. Three years of post-graduate research experience (or equivalent combination) in related field of study.
Minimum Experience Level Required: 3-5 years experience
Work Schedule: Shift determined by manager.
Hiring Range: $46,644.00 - $76,440.00
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: 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.
Required Documents: Resume
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19004085
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.