Laboratory Technician

Job Description

Med-Medicine – Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh – (21008515)

The Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh seeks a qualified Laboratory Technician in a state-of-the-art internationally recognized pulmonary research program in the area of pneumonia and sepsis. Under the supervision of the senior scientist, the incumbent will be responsible for various day-to-day activities in order to maintain the lab. These include making stock solutions, initiating and tracking purchase requests, and organizing and tracking chemicals, supplies, and equipment. The incumbent will also be responsible for performing laboratory techniques such as immunocytochemistry, western blots, PCR, cell culture, rodent manipulation, and DNA/RNA extraction. Candidate must have a good knowledge of laboratory skills, a high level of self-sufficiency, and must be able to work independently. Appropriate supervision is provided.

Understanding of basic lab techniques is required. Skill/experience with cell culture is desired. Bachelor’s degree in biologic or chemical science preferred. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted. Meticulous work habits, dependability, and good communication skills are required.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets

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Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Research.II Non-Exempt
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required Associate
Minimum Experience Level Required Less than 1 year experience
Work Schedule Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Hiring Range $20,904.00 – $32,760.00
Relocation Offered No
Visa Sponsorship Provided Yes
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances Not Applicable
Required Documents Resume
Optional Documents Cover Letter

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