The Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh seeks a qualified Laboratory Technician in a state-of-the-art internationally recognized pulmonary research program in the area of pneumonia and sepsis.
Under the supervision of the senior scientist, the incumbent will be responsible for various day-to-day activities in order to maintain the lab. These include making stock solutions, initiating and tracking purchase requests, and organizing and tracking chemicals, supplies, and equipment. The incumbent will also be responsible for performing laboratory techniques such as immunocytochemistry, western blots, PCR, cell culture, rodent manipulation and tissue processing, and DNA/RNA extraction.
Candidate must have a good knowledge of laboratory skills, a high level of self-sufficiency, and must be able to work independently. Appropriate supervision is provided.
Understanding of basic lab techniques is required. Skill/experience with cell culture is desired. Degree in biologic or chemical science preferred. Meticulous work habits, dependability, and good communication skills are required. Prior experience with mouse work preferred. Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.II
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: Less than 1 year experience
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Hiring Range: TBD based on 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
Internal Number: 19008815
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