Research Technician

Job Description

Med-Medicine – Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh – (22001922)

This Research Technician position will be required to oversee a large breeding colony of mice for a large research lab. They will be required to work with all members of the lab to plan breeding strategies to acquire the precise number of animals for experiments. Will maintain an aging mouse colony and help design experiments and procure animals.Responsibilities will also include the ability to maintain unique knockout and transgenic mice, design and execute backcrosses, and verify genetics by genotyping tail biopsies via PCR and sequencing. In addition, this person will be responsible for performing basic mouse surgical techniques, as well as training incoming personnel in these surgical techniques where appropriate. This person will also be responsible for performing some basic microbiology lab techniques such as mRNA extraction, Western blot, qPCR etc.

Experience in basic lab techniques and molecular techniques, such as PCR, Southern blot, Western blot, cell culture, and ELISA, is strongly preferred. Skill/experience with rodent handling/surgical procedures is required. Must have prior experience working with lab mice and have an adequate background in genetics and microbiology. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted.

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Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Research.III Non-Exempt
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required 2-3 years experience
Work Schedule Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Hiring Range TBD Based Upon Qualifications
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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