The Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Pittsburgh, is seeking a motivated Research Technician to provide research support in a Reovirus pathogenesis-focused laboratory. The technician's role will be to assist in execution of a variety of laboratory experiments, working collaboratively with other members of the lab. Primary tasks will include general lab maintenance, virus purification, viral titer determination, cell culture, PCR, DNA/RNA extraction, and SDS-PAGE.
The technician will assist with mammalian specimen colony maintenance, tissue harvests, and histological sample preparation. Candidate should have a good knowledge of basic laboratory skills and must be able to work independently on tasks. Prior working experience with laboratory mammalian specimens is favorable, but is not required. Associates degree of science in chemistry, biology, or other basic science is required, with one year of experience preferred. Bachelor's degree preferred.
Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement. Strong organizational skills, scientific curiosity, and good communication skills are required. Interest in helping others and working in team settings is integral to this position. Attention to detail and dependability are highly valued qualities of successful candidates.
This position is located at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in Lawrenceville. TB test, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check are required as a condition of employment. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
Associate Degree in chemistry, biology, or an applicable basic science is required. Bachelor's degree preferred. One year of relevant experience preferred. Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement.
Department Details: Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.II
Minimum Education Level Required: Associate
Minimum Experience Level Required: Less than 1 year experience
Work Schedule: Shift determined by manager.
Hiring Range: $20,904.00 - $32,760.00
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: 19008029
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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.