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Lab Technician

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 08/28/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 10/29/2017
Working Title Lab Technician
Job Classification Research III
Department Name 34205-GSPH-Infectious Diseases & Microbiology
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135256
Hiring Range $23,868.00 - $37,752.00
Position Description

The Lab Technician will make an assessment of immune reactivity of human leukocytes to pathogen-derived immunogens. The immunogens will include, but are not limited to HIV-derived proteins. Analysis of data derived from experiments and assistance in the preparation of data reports and presentations. The candidate will participate in daily quality control work following the standard operating procedures. In addition, this person will also have some responsibilities in maintaining the daily operation of our laboratory department equipment with emphasis being placed on monitoring freezers and incubators.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 1-2 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Bachelor’s degree required, but Master’s degree is preferred. Relevant background in immunology is highly desirable. Experience with human blood processing, tissue culture, and flow cytometry a plus.

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 higher 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. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents