Job Description

Job Title: Sr Research Associate
Job ID: 36377698
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Department: Ctr Reprod&Transplant
Location: 204 Craft Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Magee-Womens Research Institute is looking for a Sr. Research Associate! This is a Full-Time position with up to 40 hours per week. Hours range Monday - Friday between 8:30am - 5:00pm. 

Research in the lab focuses on the use of stem cells, gene therapy and transplantation methods to treat infertility. This position will be responsible for managing a large animal colony to supply the research needs to the laboratory, process and analyze patient samples, perform molecular biology research, perform mouse embryo manipulation and small animal surgery. 


Conducts and manages independent research, assists with grant applications and manuscript preparation and trains research personnel. Responsible for supervising Research personnel.

  • Conduct research in a manner that maintains and promotes scientific integrity, and ensure that research projects and environment comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Develop research projects including protocol design, budget preparation and justification, data collection and analysis and data storage.
  • Supervise Research Associates, Research Assistants, Research Technicians and monitors budgets.
  • Responsible for following the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.
  • Maintain and expand research expertise by acquiring new research techniques and keeping abreast of new knowledge.
  • Obtain approval for research projects from review committees.
  • Responsible for the planning of manuscript preparation.
  • Responsible for supervising record keeping, inventory and equipment management processes.
  • Effectively communicates progress of research projects via meetings with, and written reports to, research investigators.
  • Plan and implements training programs for Research Associates, Research Assistants and Research Technicians on Research activities and practice including grant application, budget management, data analysis, record keeping and scientific integrity.
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of grant applications including budget preparation and justification.


  • Master's degree in a basic science or clinical research area relevant to research activities to be performed, with at least three years experience; OR Bachelor degree in a basic science with at least five years' experience working within a biomedical research environment, which would include coordinating and executing a research protocol including manuscript preparation.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment in the design and implementation of research projects.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to manage and train research personnel, and to effectively communicate and interface with faculty and hospital staff.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $23.75 to $41.09 / hour

    Union Position: No

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