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Research Technician
Category: Education
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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Research Technician
Position Information

Date Posted

Open Until Filled

Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date)

Working Title
Research Technician

Job Classification
Research II

Department Name
35208E-Surg-Div of Transplant Institute

Job Type

Position Number

Hiring Range
TBD based on qualifications

Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Research Technician within the T.E. Starzl Transplantation Institute in the School of Medicine.

The research efforts are focused on understanding the mechanisms of immune rejection of transplanted organs in non-human primates, and to uncover ways to prevent this rejection. We are looking for a highly motivated, organized, fast learning and responsible individual who is able to work both independently and as part of a team. The incumbent will perform laboratory techniques such as PCR, ELISA, tissue culture, and routine molecular biology and immunological assays. The incumbent should be highly motivated to learn, detail-oriented, able to prioritize multiple tasks and work independently. The incumbent will provide some technical support for large animal procedures performed by the team, including post-operative care. This individual will also assist with manuscript/grant preparation and technical protocol writing and collect, organize, and analyze research data. Sound judgment, strong analytical skills, and exceptional interpersonal skills are a must.

Education Required

Minimum Related Experience Level Required
Less than 1 year experience

Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Bachelor's Degree in biological sciences or a related field. Internal University of Pittsburgh experience preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be 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.

Background Check
For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.

Assignment Category
Regular, Full-Time

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Scheduled Work Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours


University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

o Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

o Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

o Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

o Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University's benefits package, please visit

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+ Resume

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+ Cover Letter

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