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Research Technician

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 02/05/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 04/05/2018
Working Title Research Technician
Job Classification Research II
Department Name 35322-Med-Developmental Biology
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135455
Hiring Range $20,904.00 - $32,760.00
Position Description

The Department of Developmental Biology was founded in August of 2009 as a basic science department in the School of Medicine. We are dedicated to advancing research and education in the study of embryology, and the analysis of the developmental etiology of human diseases. Therefore, the department has a dual mission that entails the pursuit of basic research in developmental biology, and the bridging of basic research with disease modeling and translational investigations to shed light on human disease mechanisms. The long-term goal of these research efforts is to alleviate the disease burden affecting our most vulnerable population – the newborn, infants, and children.

The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Medicine is seeking a Research Technician for their Developmental Biology Division. This position will assist with research in the analysis of new mutant mouse models of human congenital heart disease using state of the art confocal imaging analysis.

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

College degree in biology or related field is 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.

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
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