This position is in a laboratory within the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine. This position will facilitate the day-to-day activities related to multiple research projects in an infectious disease laboratory performing basic and translational research on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the cause of AIDS. The goal of the research is to improve the treatment and outcome of patients with HIV infection and AIDS worldwide. The position will involve performing complex cellular and molecular virological assays utilizing infectious HIV-1 virus. These assays include tighter determination of infectious HIV-1 virus stocks, transfection of viral DNA into mammalian cells, determination of the susceptibility of HIV-1 virus stocks to antiviral drugs, selection and characterization of HIV-1 resistant virus, conducting RT-PCR, and sequencing, incumbent's research will be directed by the laboratory manager.
Incumbent will also perform administrative duties such as renewing of contracts, ordering of laboratory supplies, arranging for the servicing of equipment, filing of paperwork, maintaining an inventory of laboratory supplies in order to ensure the functionality of laboratory operations.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
A minimum of a bachelor's degree is required, however an Associate degree with at least four years of relevant experience can be considered. A background in microbiology or virology, either classroom or direct experience is preferred.