Research Technician

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 03/12/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 05/14/2018
Working Title Research Technician
Job Classification Research III
Department Name 35201-Med-Neurobiology
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0133288
Hiring Range $23,868.00 - $37,752.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Neurobiology is seeking a qualified Research Technician. This position will study the molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease.

The incumbent should have previous experience with molecular biological techniques, including DNA and RNA isolation, cloning, and qPCR and protein biochemical techniques, including SDS-PAGE, western blot analysis, and ELISA. Previous experience with mouse handling, including breeding and maintenance of a mouse colony, is preferred but not required. The incumbent should have an eagerness to learn new technologies and techniques. Good organizational skills and familiarity with computers/software are desired. Additional duties will include training undergraduate students as well as assisting and providing support to graduate students, postdocs, and technicians. This position represents an excellent opportunity to further basic laboratory and research skills in a dynamic disease-oriented neuroscience environment.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 2-3 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

BA/BS degree in neuroscience, biology, biochemistry or a related science and knowledge of, or experience with, the basic techniques or methods required by the position.

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. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents