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Research Histology Technician

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 12/01/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 01/30/2018
Working Title Research Histology Technician
Job Classification Research IV
Department Name 39067-Health Sciences Core Research Facilities
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135967
Hiring Range $30,732.00 - $49,296.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s Health Sciences Core Research Facilities is seeking a Research Histology Technician. This position will work in a high-volume Research Histology service facility that supports clinicians and faculty investigators for the University of Pittsburgh and affiliated institutions.

This position involves performing all forms of routine histology on animal and human tissues of all types as well as adapting/modifying current techniques and developing new techniques to meet each researcher’s needs. The incumbent will need to learn emerging techniques and contribute to maintaining the facility as state-of-art, including complex methods. Techniques include (but are not limited to) histochemical, immunohistochemical, and molecular. In addition, this position involves the creation of paraffin tissue microarrays (TMA), a method of visualizing multiple cases and tissue types using one paraffin block. Troubleshooting of complex immunohistochemistry and other special staining techniques is required. The training and oversight of other less experienced staff members are required.

Education Required Master's
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 3-5 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Three years of histology experience; OR a specialized histology technical training degree with an HT or HTL Certification and seven years histology experience may be substituted for education requirement.

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

Additional time as needed.

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

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  1. * 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
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  2. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents