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Laboratory Technician

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 12/11/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 02/09/2018
Working Title Laboratory Technician
Job Classification Research II
Department Name 35296-Med-Critical Care Medicine
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0136004
Hiring Range $20,904.00 - $32,760.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s Critical Care Medicine Division within the Department of Medicine is seeking a qualified Laboratory Technician. This position is located in the Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness (CRISMA) Translational Research Laboratory.

The incumbent will provide technical support for various research and clinical studies. He/she will be responsible for project and specimen management, data analysis, and the coordinating and running analysis of specimens and sample pulling. This includes specimen (blood, urine, tissue) intake, logging, retrieval, and delivery as needed, along with building specimen collection kits and shipping kits to participating research sites. The incumbent will also conduct a variety of translational research experiments (cell culture, ELISA, Luminex, Nephrocheck, Western blot). Additionally, he/she will also be responsible for putting together study-related SOPs/study documents and managing large datasets.

In addition, the incumbent will assist researchers with both intramural and extramural proposal development, which may include providing technical support, identifying assay/instrumentation, literature reviews, and/or maintaining and tracking costs of lab equipment and supplies.

The individual must have good communication skills, be highly motivated, detail-oriented, think outside the box, think critically, prioritize multiple projects, and work independently and as a group.

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

Associate Degree in a relevant degree program or relevant equivalent experience.

One years of clinical or research laboratory experience or knowledge working in a research setting.

Requires knowledge of project and specimen management and basic/translational research, including basic laboratory techniques.

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 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 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

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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
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  2. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents