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Critical Care Technician

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 03/31/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 10/29/2017
Working Title Critical Care Technician
Job Classification Research III
Department Name 35295-Med-McGowan Inst Regenerative Med
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0011734
Hiring Range $23,868.00 - $37,752.00
Position Description

The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine is seeking a qualified Critical Care Technician.

The primary role of the Critical Care Technician will be to provide assistance to the CPCS supervisor and senior staff members in support of the facility operations and study coordination. This individual will work directly with the CPCS supervisor in coordinating projects; assist in the preparation and perform in both major and minor surgical procedures; assist in the training of all personnel.

This individual must be able organize study documentation and materials, develop proficiency in use and calibration of equipment, collect study specific data such as bio samples for test device analysis, provide treatments to post operative animals and monitor animal overall health and well-being.

A proficient knowledge of institutional and government regulations regarding the care and welfare of animals is desirable.

Incumbent will play an integral part in the development and maintenance of the McGowan Quality Systems with assisting in the development of Standard Operating Procedures, data collection forms, and other quality documentation supporting all studies performed within the CPCS. This individual will work with senior staff members to oversee and adapt procedures reflecting the McGowan Quality Systems to increase efficiency, assure accuracy, and correct any deficiencies in day to day operations.

This role requires this team member to work closely with research staff and sponsoring investigators in the progress and implementation of both discovery and nonclinical study protocols. There will be close contact with sponsors, visiting surgeons and trainees, PIs and the McGowan research staff; excellent communication skills are required. The individual must be willing to work extended hour shifts, off hour support including evenings, nights and weekend may be required.

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

Bachelor’s Degree and/or 2 years of relevant experience

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 Work Schedule to Vary
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

Work schedule to vary, 24 hour staffing; may include Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

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?
    • 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. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents