• Lab Technician
  • Research Scientist
  • Other
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time


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.

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  • 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.


  • 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.

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UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Education Requirement:
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
Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania 15213
Maribeth Wesesky, BPS