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Laboratory Technician

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 10/19/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 12/18/2017
Working Title Laboratory Technician
Job Classification Research II
Department Name 35207H-Med-Div of Pulmonary Medicine
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135748
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Laboratory Technician in a state-of-art internationally recognized pulmonary research program in the area of pneumonia and sepsis. Under the supervision of the senior scientist, the incumbent will be responsible for various day-to-day activities in order to maintain the lab. These activities include making stock solutions, initiating, and tracking purchase requests; organizing and tracking chemicals, supplies, and equipment; and performing weekly radiochemical assays. The incumbent will also be responsible for performing laboratory techniques such as immunocytochemistry, western blots, PCR, cell culture, rodent manipulation, and DNA/RNA extraction. The incumbent 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, dependability, and good communication skills are required.

Education Required Associate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required Less than 1 year experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Bachelor’s degree in biologic or chemical science, preferred.

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.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
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 an Associate's degree or higher?
    • 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