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Laboratory Technician

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 03/20/2017
Working Title Laboratory Technician
Job Classification Research III
Department Name 35210-Med-Immunology
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0134785
Hiring Range $23,868.00 - $37,752.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Laboratory Technician to support the research group in the Department of Immunology.

The research group of Dr. M. Shlomchik, Department of Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is mainly focused on autoimmunity and memory B lymphocyte biology in various murine systems. The main task will be to assist scientists conducting their experiments in cellular and molecular immunology. These include maintaining cells and cell lines in tissue culture, performing fluorescence activated cell sorter analysis, performing ELISA and ELISpot assays as well as immuno-histology. Procedures also include handling of nucleic acids and proteins, maintain computer files and manage data. Another significant part will be the maintenance of the mouse colony, which includes breeding, weaning and PCR screening of genetically altered mouse lines; clone DNA vectors for targeted manipulation of murine fertilized eggs; perform analysis of sequencing data using highly sophisticated molecular biology software and interpret these data at a higher level; provide internal training of employees on CAMS (animal ordering) system and monitor compliance; conduct immuno-biological experiments independently with tissues from self-bred genetically modified mice and graph and analyze these data at a higher level of interpretation.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 2-3 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

-Bachelors Degree OR equivalent experience
-Computer literate.
-Knowledge of biological, mathematical and chemical principles.
-Work with research mice extremely helpful.

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.

Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

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

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

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

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

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

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

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter