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Research Technician

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 04/20/2017
Working Title Research Technician
Job Classification Research III
Department Name 35208E-Surg-Div of Transplant Institute
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0129076
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh Surgery Division of Transplant Institute is seeking a Research Technician.

The candidate will operate within the human biorepository at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute. The candidate should be proficient with various human cellular immunology and molecular biology techniques, be able to identify/troubleshoot technical problems, optimize protocols, and maintain daily miscellaneous tasks in the lab. The candidate is also required to maintain a database of samples utilizing “Freezerworks” software, prepare reports, and assist with sample disbursement.

The candidate should be highly motivated and detail oriented, will be expected to interact with coordinators, faculty and lab personnel. Will need to address and solve problems using new ideas or adapting existing practices appropriately. Sound judgment, strong organizational skills and exceptional interpersonal skills are a must. A Bachelor’s Degree in biological sciences or a related field is required along with 3 years of experience in a biological or medical research laboratory.

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