The Pediatrics Department, at the University of Pittsburgh, is seeking a Senior Research Technician. The Senior Research Technician will be responsible for general oversight of the laboratory and running of day-to-day operations. This will include running independent experiments, training students (medical, graduate, and undergraduate), and post-doctoral fellows, providing technical support to other lab members (including cell culturing), ordering supplies, and organizing records. The technician will assist the PI in completion of experiments related to bone marrow transplantation, including bone marrow isolation, and cell separation techniques.
These experiments will involve sophisticated in vivo approaches with multiple time points coupled with a variety of experimental conditions. The technician will use a variety of cellular, molecular, and immunologic assays including RNA and DNA extraction, flow cytometry, qualitative and quantitative real time PCR, protein electrophoresis with Western blotting, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs), and bio-energetic/metabolism assays. Additional responsibilities include preparing and disposing of reagents, maintaining lab inventory, timely ordering of required supplies, and development of laboratory policies and procedures. The incumbent will also be expected to participate regularly in laboratory meetings and journal clubs. The Senior Research Technician will participate in the training and guidance of both students and post-doctoral fellows in the laboratory.
The incumbent will be responsible for training and instructing these individuals from a scientific and experimental point of view. A Master's degree in biology, chemistry, or other basic science with three years of experience is required or a Bachelor's degree with seven years of experience is required. Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirements. There is no expectation that the technician will work evenings or weekends. 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.
A Master's degree in biology, chemistry, or other basic science with three years of experience is required or a Bachelor's degree with seven years of experience is required. Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirements. A background in Immunology, Cell, or Molecular Biology, in addition to small rodent handling, is highly desirable but not required.
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 requirements.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.IV
Minimum Education Level Required: Master's
Minimum Experience Level Required: 3-5 years experience
Work Schedule: This position will require flexibility with shift/hours.
Hiring Range: $30,732.00 - $49,296.00
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: 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: 20003164
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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.