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Senior Research Scientist

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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UPCI Basic Research Administration - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (22005744)

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking highly motivated researchers to join The Translational Immuno-Informatics Laboratory (TIIL) (https://www.tiilab.org), directed by Jason Luke, MD and Riyue Bao, Ph.D., within the Immunotherapy and Drug Development Center of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center (HCC).The incumbent will be responsible to propose, design, and execute a research program in keeping with the theme of the Translational Immuno-Informatics Laboratory. They will leverage specimens obtained through our clinical program to investigate the tumor microenvironment and drug resistance on a molecular level. They will do this using varied multi-omic technologies, the development of novel drug testing models, patient derived cell lines, and organoids. They will play the primary role in the experimental design, problem solving, and analysis of resulting data and manuscript preparation. They will be responsible for the supervision of more junior members in the lab and act as scientific mentor to all projects. They will proactively seek grant funding for further research interests in keeping with the TIIL group.The incumbent must have knowledge of cell biology, tumor biology, immunology, and advanced laboratory techniques.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience with: tissue culture, patient derived cell lines, organoid models, DNA extraction, single cell RNA sequencing, immune functional assays, immunohistochemical staining, DSP and Vectra analysis, and other techniques as needed to pursue hypothesis testing and mechanism investigation surrounding cancer biology and immunology. They will also preferably have a background in managing large datasets and/or bioinformatics. They must possess leadership skills, strong communication and organizational skills, and have exemplary attention to detail.

PhD in biology or other science related field required. Must have at least 10 years of related experience. 8 years wet lab experience is preferred. Experience in a biomedical environment with human specimens and animal models

. Expertise in designing and executing experiments including molecular cloning, cell culture, immune functional assays, antibody validation, IHC staining, and others -

. Proficiency in human organoids is required.

Knowledge in cancer biology is required.

Knowledge in immunology is required.

Tracked record of publications that demonstrate those experimental techniques

The professional skills vital to this role include communication, organization, and self-driven scientific exploration

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this requirement.

Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Research Scientist.Senior Scientist
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required PhD or ScD
Minimum Experience Level Required 10+ years experience
Work Schedule Monday - Friday
Hiring Range Hybrid: Combination of On-Campus and Remote work as determined by the department.
Relocation Offered TBD Based Upon Qualifications
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check No
Child Protection Clearances For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Required Documents Not Applicable
Optional Documents Resume


Posted: 2022-07-15 Expires: 2022-08-16

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