Careers

Full-Time Positions

Research Associate II – Molecular Lab

The Research Associate II will be responsible for isolating DNA, RNA, miRNA and/or protein from various types of blood and tissue specimens, assessing the quantity and quality of the extracted materials, and preparing these samples for downstream analyses. The RAII may also be required to perform qRT-PCR, SNP analysis, and other molecular lab protocols as needed. The qualified candidate should have a BS in Biology or a related field with at least 3-5 years of laboratory experience. Those with an MLT degree with at least 5 years of experience will also be considered. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel is required. The applicant must be detail-oriented with strong communication, organizational and time management skills. The applicant will be expected to maintain detailed and organized records of all laboratory experiments and be able to accurately interpret and clearly report the results to senior staff. The applicant should also be able to assist with troubleshooting any problems that may arise concerning lab instrumentation or protocols.

Research Associate III – Molecular Lab

The Research Associate III will be responsible for extracting DNA, RNA, miRNA and/or protein from various types of blood and tissue specimens, assessing the quantity and quality of the extracted materials, and preparing these samples for downstream analyses. The RAIII will also perform sample identify matching (SNP analysis), qRT-PCR, and other molecular lab protocols as needed. The RAIII will participate in the development and optimization of new laboratory protocols and be responsible for training other staff on Molecular Lab protocols. The applicant will be responsible for troubleshooting any issues that may arise within the Molecular Lab regarding equipment or laboratory protocols. The RAIII may be asked to assist in the preparation and review of presentations, abstracts, and manuscripts. The qualified candidate should have a BS in Biology or a related field with at least 5-10 years of laboratory experience. Those with an MLT degree with at least 10 years of experience will also be considered. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel is required. The applicant must have strong communication, organizational and time management skills with excellent attention to detail. The applicant must be able to maintain detailed and organized records of all laboratory experiments, accurately analyze and interpret data, and clearly report and present results to others. He/she must be able to work carefully but efficiently to complete assignments within the specified timeframe. It is expected that the RAIII can work independently with minimal supervision on most assignments.

Data Specialist

The Biomedical Informatics Infrastructure Group is responsible for providing informatics and analytical support to the daily operations of the Institute, and conducting biomedical informatics research in both technological and scientific fields. This is an intermediate position responsible for providing support on data management and data reporting focusing on biobank operation. A strong capability in understanding clinical and scientific data, and proficiency in Excel and database querying is required. This position requires extensive communications with supervisors, peers, and subordinates, both within and outside of the organization. Bachelors in Information Systems, Data Science or related technical degree required or Associate degree with additional experience. Working experience with databases such as Oracle, SQL Server, and Microsoft Access. Working experience with spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Excel. Working experience in clinical or scientific environment is preferred. Being able to use Windows OS and Microsoft Office applications and Abstract preparation and writing is a plus.

Bioinformatics Scientist – Two positions available

This position will apply bioinformatics and data mining technologies to the study of breast cancer, pan-cancer, and other human diseases, using data acquired with clinicopathologic, genomic, and proteomic platforms, both within the institute and with our collaborators as well as from the public domain. The successful applicant will focus on cancer research projects, and data analysis support to other research scientists is also expected. This position reports to the Director of Bioinformatics and will be stationed at the Murtha Cancer Center Research Program (MCCRP) office in Bethesda, MD, in a team research environment composed of clinicians, basic and translational research scientists, statisticians and bioinformaticians. PhD degree in Bioinformatics or another relevant field, or a MS degree with minimum 3 years of direct experience required. Conducted research using bioinformatics and data mining technologies. Experience in developing and modifying bioinformatics tools, Experience in cancer biology, cellular pathway, NGS, proteomics, or clinical trial is highly desired and Experience with computation and data management in a cloud environment is a plus.

Research Associate I – Biobank

Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber (CSSIMMW-www.wriwindber.org) is currently accepting applications for a full-time Research Associate to support the needs of their College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited biobank which serves multiple national research programs. This position will support all biobanking activities which include inventory management of biological samples (sample receiving, storage and distribution), and sample processing. The position is open to individuals with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in a scientific field. Recent graduates or those graduating in 2022 are encouraged to apply. This position is responsible for blood processing and aliquoting, sample cataloging, retrieval and distribution for research projects, data entry and record keeping. Other related biobanking duties may be assigned. This is a supervised position. Prior laboratory experience will be an advantage. The candidate should possess strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft applications, the ability to quickly pick up data management software skills and possess organizational and communicational (verbal and written) skills with an attention to detail. The position requires a candidate who is a quick learner with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

How to Apply

Please print and complete an application (link below) and submit with resume and cover letter by e-mail to careers@wriwindber.org, by mail or by fax 814-467-3453

Human Resources
Windber Research Institute
600 Somerset Avenue
Windber, PA 15963

Download Employment Application

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All application materials are treated as confidential and are retained for a period of six months, at which time all resumes and applications are shredded. To apply for a position you must meet the minimum requirements as posted. Selection is based on education, experience and interview results. A criminal background check is required for all positions.

Windber Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate in its employment practices on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, color, age or non-job related handicap or disability.