The Division of Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Medicine is seeking a Laboratory Technician. The incumbent will help in the management of mouse colonies, analyze transgenic and gene knockout mice, analyze immune responses and assist in studies with a mouse model of lung transplantation and pulmonary infection. Will also maintain cell lines, purify human blood and other tissue samples and assist in human immune and genetic studies related to lung transplant.
BS in biological Sciences or related field and background in immunology and/or molecular biology preferred. Training in animal handling, animal husbandry, animal surgical skills, cellular immunology/flow cytomtery, sterile technique, cell culture, preferred. Experience in molecular biology and/or immunology a plus. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted.
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: Associate
Minimum Experience Level Required: Less than 1 year experience
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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: 20002795
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