Med-Microbiology and Molecular Genetics - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19003042)
The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is seeking a qualified Research Technician. The Research Technician will work as part of a dual Principal Investigator team conducting research on tuberculosis and HIV.
Responsibilities will include using advanced immunologic, molecular, and microbiologic assays on blood and tissues specimens from animals experimentally infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and/or SIV, a virus closely related to HIV. The incumbent will follow established protocols, troubleshoot protocols as necessary, and collect and analyze data. Much of the work will be conducted at Biohazard Safety Levels 2 and 3, with some conducted in the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory that requires a DOJ background check.
The incumbent will also assist senior researchers in developing research proposals and papers and maintain organized records. Experience with cell culture, microbiology, immunology (e.g. FACS and ELISPOT) and molecular biology (e.g. PCR) is a plus.
Bachelor level degree with preference given to those with degrees in biology, immunology, molecular biology, or chemistry
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 1-2 years experience
Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5pm
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: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19003042
About University of Pittsburgh
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.