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Job Description

Job Title: Research Asst Basic Science
Job ID: 808217526
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Department: 4112 Effects of Advanced Maternal A
Location: 204 Craft Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

This position will be responsible for performing experiments as outlined in the protocol including solution and sample preparation, conducting experiment, operating analytical instrument, record keeping, data analysis and report generation. 

 
Dr. Mellissa Mann’s laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms that regulate genomic imprinting.  Research in her lab focuses on the effects of assisted reproductive technologies on genomic imprinting during gametogenesis and early embryo development, as well as on imprinted domain regulation and the role of long noncoding RNAs in stem cells and early embryos.

This position is grant funded. 


Under supervision of Faculty or Research Associate, accurately completes research projects according to established study design and procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, label, store and dispose of reagents, and calibrates equipment for research projects.
  • Assist in obtaining educational resources necessary to perform and interpret research and to remain abreast in research area of function.
  • Maintain laboratory inventory, including timely ordering and receipt of required supplies and their proper storage.
  • Follow the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.
  • Perform approved research projects according to defined protocols and procedures including appropriate collection, recording, storage, and analysis of data, and reporting of results.
  • Maintain a safe clean laboratory-working environment including appropriate equipment maintenance and usage, by conforming to laboratory and hospital policies and standards.
  • 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.
  • Follow appropriate research policies and procedures including all applicable laws and regulations and maintains scientific integrity including accurate data storage.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, biology or other basic science.
  • One year of lab experience highly preferred.
  • Manual dexterity and visual acuity necessary for handling and processing specimens for testing, including preparation of specimens, operation of laboratory equipment, microscopic examination, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately collect, store and interpret research data.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34
 

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


Salary Range: $17.05 to $27.07 / hour

Union Position: No

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