The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Research Technician who will be a member of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility in a Pediatrics Research Lab at Rangos Research Center. The incumbent will be involved in providing cytometry services to researchers in the Department of Pediatrics, and other University of Pittsburgh departments based at Rangos, as well as to other clients of the core from other University of Pittsburgh units and other institutions. Services include cell sorting and cell analysis, as well as the design of multi-color approaches to suit the needs of clients. The incumbent will be reporting regularly to the senior technicians and to the Core Director. Additionally, the candidate will perform basic cell and molecular biological experimentation in a laboratory in the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology in the Rangos Research Center. Duties will include tissue culture of human and mammalian specimen cells, molecular and biological assays, processing and experimentation of clinical specimens, and assisting in maintaining mammalian specimen stocks. There could be occasions that the position will require flexibility with shift/hours. A Bachelor's degree in the basic sciences is required. Major in Physics/Biophysics is preferred. Experience in cell biology, molecular biology, and/or biophysical research is preferred. Mathematical/statistical and/or data management experience is desirable. 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.
Major in Physics or Biophysics is preferred. Mathematical/statistical and/or data management experience is preferred. 1-2 years experience in cell/molecular biology research is preferred. Previous experience in mammalian research is desirable.
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: Applications submitted without a resume attached will be considered incomplete.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 1-2 years experience
Work Schedule: Position will require flexibility with shift/hours and may be required 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, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 18000919
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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.