The University of Pittsburgh is seeking ambitious, detail-oriented, and reliable applicants for a position as a Senior Research Technician in a translational cancer immunology lab. The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology in the School of Medicine oversees a basic-translational research group studying the mechanisms of pediatric sarcoma disease progression and the development of therapeutics to help prevent and treat this disease.
This position will involve experimental mammalian specimen colony maintenance including husbandry and PCR and sequencing-based genotyping, cell line maintenance and processing/storage of human samples. In addition, this position will involve planning, conducting, analyzing, and providing input into experiments associated with ongoing projects in the lab. Documentation in standard laboratory notebooks and our shared electronic data storage system will be required, as well as, presentations at lab meetings and journal clubs. Ordering and organizing laboratory supplies will be a requirement.
Technical tasks include cloning and molecular biology, Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell Isolation, culture, and stimulation of primary human cells and cell lines, cytokine measurement, flow cytometry, RNA and DNA isolation, and preparation for Next-gen sequencing. This position will also include the handling, processing, and labeling of patient clinical samples for the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.
Qualified candidates will have a Master's degree in biology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, or related scientific degree and want to do rigorous science. More than classroom experience with basic biologic techniques (as listed above) with at least 3-5 year's experience required. Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement. Some travel may be involved. Intensive training in scientific method and all relevant procedures will be provided by the PI and experienced scientists within the research group.
This position is located at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in Lawrenceville. TB test and PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
A Master's of Science degree in biochemistry, biology, or other basic science discipline is required with at least three - five years of experience. Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.IV
Minimum Education Level Required: Master's
Minimum Experience Level Required: 3-5 years experience
Work Schedule: Shift determined by manager.
Hiring Range: $30,732.00 - $49,296.00
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 may be 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: 19007225
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.