The University of Pittsburgh, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Rheumatology, is seeking a Research Technician who will perform basic cell and molecular biological experimentation. The Research Technician will conduct hands-on experiments under the direct supervision of the PI and/or senior research technologists in the lab, with the expectation to lead one of the ongoing projects. Duties will include processing, cataloguing, and storing the tissue culture of human and mammalian specimen cells, molecular and biological assays, processing and experimentation of clinical specimens, and will be responsible for maintaining a colony of mammalian stock, including genetic typing.
The incumbent will assist the PI and/or senior personnel in maintaining mammalian specimen protocols, with major responsibility in breeding, genetic typing, and aging of the mammalian specimen colony. This individual will prepare and dispose reagents necessary for research and will maintain the lab inventory, including timely ordering of required supplies. The Research Technician will work with other lab members in the upkeep of the lab, including helping maintain equipment, and will assist the PI in preparing reports and manuscripts. This position requires a well-organized individual who can multi-task and who has excellent oral and written communication skills. The incumbent must be proficient in using databases, e.g. Microsoft/SPSS-based, etc. and/or those from the public domain. There could be occasions that the position will require flexibility with shift/hours.
Bachelor's degree in Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or relevant field with 2 years experience in cell biology, molecular biology, and/or microbiology research. Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement. This position is located at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in Lawrenceville. PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required prior to the start of employment. Also, a current TB test will be required as a condition of employment. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
Bachelor's degree in Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or relevant field with 2 years experience in cell biology, molecular biology, and/or microbiology research. Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Department Details: Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Work Schedule: Position will require flexibility with shift/hours and may be required to work on the evenings and weekends.
Hiring Range: $23,868.00 - $37,752.00
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: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents: Resume
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 20004362
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