The Immunology Department at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine is seeking a motivated Laboratory Technician. The applicant should be interested in joining an ambitious and energetic team to help with the discovery of novel mechanisms in host-microbe interactions (see Meisel et al., Nature 2018; Bouziat et al., Science 2017). The applicant should be able to assist in vitro and in vivo microbiology/cell biology (mouse) experiments.
Expertise in basic microbiology techniques is a requirement. Proficiency with basic molecular biology techniques, experience with bacterial flow cytometry, bacterial visualization techniques (16S-FISH) or computation analysis of 16S sequencing data is a plus. Applicant should be very eager to learn new techniques and improve existing techniques, such as bacterial culturing techniques/imaging/visualization/sequencing of microbes. Other required skills: Excellent organizational and coordination skills and attention to detail is essential. Excellent writing, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills. Proven ability to work independently and in collaborative team environments is a plus.
Associate's degree required – Extensive/significant related working experience may be considered in lieu of education and vice-versa.
University of Pittsburgh experience is preferred. Prior laboratory experience is a plus.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.II
Minimum Education Level Required: Associate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 1-2 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Hiring Range: $20,904.00 - $32,760.00
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
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19003073
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.