Med-Center for Vaccine Research (CVR) - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19008014)
The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Research Technician to be responsible for research activities in the Center for Vaccine Research.
This position is responsible for research procedures (bench and animal) in Biosafety Level 2 and 3 (BSL2/BSL3) environments with work in the Regional Biocontainment Facility. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, viral plaque assays, real-time PCR, ELISA, flow cytometry, media preparation, cell culture, record keeping, ordering supplies and maintaining equipment. The incumbent will be required to work with small laboratory animals, namely ferrets, but may include other species as well.
Basic understanding of statistical methods and Microsoft Excel required. The incumbent will be required to have good communication skills and the ability to work independently and as a fully productive, cooperative team member. Strict adherence to BSL2/BSL3 procedures is essential. The position will require some scheduling flexibility in regards to animal observations. This position will require successful completion of Department of Justice security clearance for work with Select Agents and Toxins, as required by Federal regulation
Bachelor's degree and 2-3 years of experience
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hiring Range: $23,868.00 - $37,752.00
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, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19008014
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.