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Laboratory specialist at the Vascular Medicine Institute, University of Pittsburgh

Posted by , on 31 August 2022

Location: University of Pittsburgh

Closing Date: 31 August 2023

The Laboratory Specialist will perform research under the Vascular Medicine Institute in the laboratory of Dr Yvette Yien. The lab focuses on the role of iron metabolism in tissue development, and identifying tissue specific mechanisms that couple iron metabolism to tissue specific requirements.  The research will be to study the function of red cells in vitro or in vivo.  Techniques involve standard molecular biology techniques, CRISPR, cell biology techniques, zebrafish and mouse husbandry.  May work individually or as a member of a team, including application of generally accepted procedures, collection and preliminary analysis of data, and recognition of and response to procedural problems. Conduct research projects requiring the application of protocols and implements systems to ensure actions/decisions do not unduly obligate or place the University in an adverse position. Appropriately balances expectations and needs of different groups in the lab. Independently conducts experimental and organizational procedures and activities to gain a better understanding of iron biology. Provides technical assistance with various research projects being conducted by other members of the lab. The successful candidate will work independently as well as assist lab members.

Interested candidates should send a CV, cover letter and contacts for 3 references to

Closing Date: 31 August 2023

Duration: Permanent

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