The Immunology Department at the University of Pittsburgh, School of medicine is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Laboratory Technician to join a research team studying the function of the immune system in adipose tissue.
Duties for the applicant will be to maintain and genotype a large rodent colony, assist graduate students with complex in vitro and in vivo experiments and plan, perform and analyze an independent research project. Laboratory experience should include basic molecular biology techniques and some rudimentary immunology knowledge. Other essential skills include excellent organizational and coordination ability, ability to work well independently and as a team player, good time management and excellent writing and verbal communication.
Associate's Degree Required with 0-1 years of relevant research experience. Bachelor's Degree Preferred with extensive/significant (prefer 2-3 years) of working experience may be considered in lieu of education. Education can also be substituted for work experience and vice-versa.
Please submit both a Cover Letter and Resume with your online University of Pittsburgh Employment Application.
BS in Biology, Chemistry or Biochemistry preferred. Prior laboratory experience in biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, or other related fields also preferred. Computer literate. Knowledge of mathematical and chemical principles.
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: 19003121
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