The University of Pittsburgh's, Department of Pediatrics, is seeking a Research Technician in the Division of Rheumatology. The Research Technician will join the basic research laboratory studying in vitro and in vivo models of autoimmunity. The successful candidate will be familiar with basic cell and molecular biology techniques including cloning, sequencing, PCR and RT-PCR methods, protein analysis, and cell culture techniques. Candidates familiar with the performance and interpretation of Next Gen sequencing and analysis are transcriptional profiles and large data sets are particularly encouraged to apply.
Strong computer and basic statistical skills are particularly important as is the ability to analyze, organize, interpret, and present data both verbally and in writing. An Associate's degree in biology, biochemistry, genetics, biomedical engineering, statistics, or related scientific field is required with less than one year of experience. A Bachelor's degree is preferred. Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement. Reliable, self-driven individuals who have a particular attention to detail will be given the opportunity to have their own project to potentially add new knowledge to the field. Applicants comfortable with statistical analysis and with experience in bioinformatics, programming, and R are preferred. Applicants with interest in subsequent enrollment to Medical School or Graduate School are strongly encouraged to apply.
This position is located at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in Lawrenceville. PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required prior to the start of employment. Also, a current TB test will be required as a condition of employment. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
An Associate's degree in biology, biochemistry, genetics, biomedical engineering, statistics, or related scientific field is required with less than one year of experience. A Bachelor's degree is 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. EOE, including disability/vets
Department Details: Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.II
Minimum Education Level Required: Associate
Minimum Experience Level Required: Less than 1 year experience
Work Schedule: Position will require flexibility with shift/hours and will be required to work on the evenings and weekends.
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
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 20003410
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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.