Med-Neurological Surgery - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (20002409)
Seeking a highly motivated, energetic and technically talented Laboratory Technician to conduct research in a Translational Pediatric Brain Tumor Immunology research lab at the University of Pittsburgh Children's Hospital. This research is focused on immunological studies of brain tumors in rodents and human tissues with the goals of discovering novel effective treatments for patients suffering from brain tumors and to publish research articles outlining the findings. The Laboratory Technician will be responsible for performing research experiments, designing experiments, interpreting and presenting data. As such, the incumbent must exhibit strengths in the conduct and execution of scientific projects as well as managerial foresight. The Laboratory Technician will be involved in the collection, analysis and, storage of human and mouse samples, including routine processing of these samples.
Additional responsibilities include: performing experimental surgeries, such as stereotactic inoculation of tumor cells in the brain and stereotactic delivery of oncogenes that induce brain tumor, on rodents and administration of drug therapies; performing and evaluating tumor size on rodents and preparation of tumor and immune cells for therapy models. The individual will also be responsible for other lab management-related duties, including but not limited to, lab protocol submission, lab safety, facility inspection, lab database construction and maintenance, ordering reagents and supplies and other duties as assigned. Meticulous work habits, dependability, and good communication skills are required. Will be required to work some evenings and weekends.
The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Baccalaureate and Less than 1 year experience
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
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 8:30 - 5:00
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: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 20002409
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