The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health's Environmental and Occupational Health department is seeking a qualified Senior Research Assistant.
This is a research position with responsibilities for lab experimentation. The research this position will be performing includes the development of therapeutics for neurological and pulmonary injury using a spectrum of cell and molecular biological techniques with a focus on mouse and human cell culture studies. Experience in the preparation of reagent solutions, molecular biology and careful record keeping is required. Daily responsibilities will include any of the following: DNA cloning, cell culture, RNA purification and quantitation by RT- PRC , protein isolation and quantitation by western blot, mouse inhalation exposure and behavioral testing, tissue dissection, histopathology/imaging, and prepare scientific figures and perform statistical analyses for scientific publications. The ideal candidate should be capable of interpreting data, troubleshooting technical problems and keeping accurate records of all experiments in a notebook.
Additional duties include training students and ordering and operating complex scientific equipment.
Internal Number: 176996
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