UPCI Basic Research Administration - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19004468)
This is a Research Technician position in the laboratory of Dr. Leisha Emens at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, located in Shadyside, to support translational cancer immunotherapy research focused on breast cancer and other women's cancers.
The primary responsibilities for this position will focus on the management of the mouse colony, performing mouse studies and tumor immunology. These include: mouse husbandry, subcutaneous or intradermal injection of mammalian tumor cells into mice, monitoring tumor growth, treatment of tumor-bearing mice by IP or all vein injection of cells or drugs that impact tumor immunity, harvest of tumors, splenocytes and peripheral blood from treated mice, culture of mammalian cells in tissue culture, genetic manipulation of mammalian cells in tissue culture, treatment of mammalian cells in tissue culture with ionizing radiation and/or various drugs that impact tumor immunity.
Other duties will include flow cytometry and functional immune cell analyses, such as intracellular cytokine assays and ELISPOT.
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.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
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19004468
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.