The Department of Bioengineering is currently recruiting a Research Technician for the Zervantonakis, Tumor Microenvironment Engineering lab ( http://www.zervalab.com ).
The successful candidate will be responsible for research data collection, result interpretation, and aspects of laboratory organization.
Specific tasks will include:
Culturing of established mammalian cells
Imaging of live and fixed cell cultures and tissues
Fabrication of PDMS-based assays for 3D cell culture
Mouse husbandry, human xenograft assays in mice and tissue harvesting
Treatment of cells/mice and extraction of DNA/RNA/proteins
Laboratory organization, record keeping, and ordering
The candidate will work closely with the PI and will develop analytical and technical skills in diverse biological assays. The laboratory will offer the opportunity to work at the forefront of cancer bioengineering, learn cutting edge techniques and collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of scientists and clinicians.
The candidate will benefit from the rich biomedical research environment in the University of Pittsburgh, including the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, the Department of Computational and Systems Biology, the Drug Discovery Institute and the Magee-Women's Research Institute. The city of Pittsburgh is one of the
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