This position works within the University's Student Health Service. The incumbent will be responsible for performing PCR testing for COVID-19 using Cepheid GeneXpert rapid molecular diagnostic equipment. The Lab Technician will perform sample preparation under a biosafety cabinet, properly label and store samples as needed, operate the test equipment per protocol, perform QC and proficiency testing per protocol and in compliance with regulatory agencies, perform data entry into the Medicat Information System, maintain record of results and otehr data, maintain adequate inventory of supplies, and other related tasks. The Lab Technician will also operate the Cepheid system for testing for flu and select other STD tests when developed. Additional tasks may include, performing other Point-of-Care testing.
A Bachelor's degree in either medical technology, biology, chemistry or related field is required for this position. Knowledge of common DNA testing procedures, sample preparation, and understanding of laboratory QC and QA is expected.
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: Student Health Service
Assignment Category: Parttime-Temporary
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm 37.5/wk
Requested Pay Rate: 20.00
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, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 20003312
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.