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Research Scientist
University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date Posted 02/05/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Research Scientist
UPCI Basic Research Administration - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (21000308)

Dr. Haitao Guo’s lab in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is seeking highly motivated and creative candidates at Research Scientist level with strong molecular biology and/or virology research knowledge to study the molecular biology and pathogenesis of hepatitis B virus (HBV). HBV is the causative agent for both acute and chronic hepatitis B, the latter is affecting more than 300 million people worldwide without an effective cure available. Among viruses, HBV is quite unique in terms of the virus life cycle and virus-host interactions. One of our major basic research projects is to elucidate the molecular mechanism underlying the biosynthesis of HBV episomal DNA minichromosome (termed the covalently closed circular (ccc) DNA).

The candidate will be expected to contribute substantially to overall project development and assessment and help drive conceptual innovation. The candidate will assist in supervising and mentoring a team of postdocs, students and other scientists in a basic research lab. Experience with lab safety and regulatory issues, as well as routine lab management is a plus. Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 3-years postdoctoral research experience in molecular and cell biology and biochemistry. The candidate should have a high degree of self-motivation, excellent time management, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills. Demonstrates a high level of initiative in troubleshooting experiments and performing data analysis. Effectively collaborates across all intra- and cross-functional teams.

Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, cell biology or virology. Minimum of 3 years postdoctoral research experience in molecular and cell biology and biochemistry. Experience with lab safety and regulatory issues. Requires strong written and oral communication skills.  The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets 
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research Scientist.Scientist
Campus: Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required: PhD or ScD
Minimum Experience Level Required: 3-5 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hiring Range: $46,644.00 - $76,440.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
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