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Laboratory Technician

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 10/03/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 12/02/2017
Working Title Laboratory Technician
Job Classification Research II
Department Name 35207H-Med-Div of Pulmonary Medicine
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135632
Hiring Range TBD
Position Description

The Division of Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Laboratory Technician in a state-of-art research program in the area of telomeres and lung disease. Under the supervision of the senior scientist, the candidate will be responsible for various day-to-day activities in order to maintain the lab. These include making stock solutions, initiating and tracking purchase requests, organizing and tracking chemicals, supplies, and equipment, and performing weekly animal colony maintenance. The candidate will also be responsible for performing laboratory techniques such as immunocytochemistry, western blots, PCR, cell culture, rodent manipulation, and DNA/RNA extraction. Candidate must have a good knowledge of laboratory skills, a high level of self-sufficiency and must be able to work independently. Appropriate supervision is provided. Meticulous work habits, good organization skills, dependability, and good communication skills are required

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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

Understanding of basic lab techniques is required. Skill/experience with cell culture is desired. Previous experience with animal work is desired. Associates degree with 2 additional years of experience may be considered.

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

Mostly standard hours but may vary depending on project deadlines.

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. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Other Document