The laboratory of Dr. Piganelli at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the Vet Tech positions.
The incumbent will report directly to Dr.Piganelli and will be responsible for assisting in the execution of a variety of experiments. Under the general guidance from the principal investigators, and the researchers in the lab, the individual will conduct routine and non-routine research experiments involving basic molecular biology and various animal medical research. Primary duties include animal handling (breeding, maintenance), post-operational care, treating mice with diverse drugs or compounds, genotyping, tissue dissection and sectioning, staining and imaging, as well as basic cell and molecular techniques, e.g. cell culture, plasmid construction, RNA isolation, RT-qPCR, Western blotting, ELISA and flow cytometry.
The candidate will also be responsible for seeing that the IACUC and DLAR regulations are observed and enforced. The technician will be responsible for writing and updating protocols per IACUC policies. They will be responsible for maintaining an adequate population of mice for experiments and breeding needs while meeting the budget constraints. They will facilitate MTAs as well as the import and export of animals per DLAR policies. The candidate will be the go-to person for the division of Pediatric Surgery with regards to communication with IACUC and DLAR. The candidate will meet with the Principal Investigator routinely to plan experiments and monitor progress and discuss problems. The individual may be requested to give presentations at lab meetings.
Internal Number: 168510
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