The D’Aiuto/Nimgaonkar Laboratory is part of the Program for Genetics and Psychosis at Western Psychiatric Hospital of UPMC. Our laboratory is high-energy environment that focuses on the modeling of viral infections in the central nervous system using induced pluripotent stem cells. We have a history of innovative and impactful research in the field of psychiatry, genetics and virology.
Pittsburgh is an up-and-coming location for innovative and dynamic research. Here, you will find friendly people, a sense of community and belonging and a low cost of living.
This position is grant funded.
Apply here: https://careers.upmc.com/jobs/5789555-research-principal
Provide advanced level research and/or clinical and administrative support for the research study.
Mentor, train, and assist with supervising junior research staff as needed.
Grant Funded Responsibilities:
Maintain induced pluripotent stem cell cultures (iPSC)
Differentiate iPSCs into different central nervous system cell types
Perform viral infections of iPSC-derived neuronal culture
Perform tissue sections, immunohistochemistry analyses, RT qPCR, in situ hybridization, Western Blotting, DNA cloning, DNA extraction and DNA variant analyses
Perform in silico analyses of public genomic and infectious disease databases
Maintain proper records of all laboratory tests, including data entry into computerized data bases.
Obtain and/or transport human tissue when required, as part of the research.
Maintain inventory of chemicals and laboratory ware. Order fresh supplies as required.
Disposal of laboratory wastes, as required.
Perform statistical analyses
Perform manuscript preparation and pursue publication of scientific correspondence.
Assist in preparation of grant applications
Perform in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Masters degree required preferably in neuroscience, biology, microbiology, or molecular genetics highly preferred.
Minimum of two years work experience in a research project and/or related clinical setting is required. Four years of laboratory research highly preferred.
Prior supervisory experience preferred.
Familiarity with computers and common software packages required. Working knowledge of research methodology required.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran
Masters degree required preferably in neuroscience, biology, microbiology, or molecular genetics.
Years of Experience:
2 years research laboratory experiene
Main Campus - Lab at Western Psychiatric Hospital of UPMC
3811 O'Hara Street
Maribeth Wesesky, BPS