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Tissue Bank Technician

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 02/12/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 04/12/2018
Working Title Tissue Bank Technician
Job Classification Research III
Department Name 39067-Health Sciences Core Research Facilities
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0128565
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The Health Sciences Tissue Bank (HSTB) is an institutional resource for collection, processing, and disbursement of Human tissues for research and is dedicated to serving the University of Pittsburgh in meeting their research goals.

The Tissue Bank Technician will be responsible for reviewing the Operating Room schedule for their designated area to identify relevant cases. Duties for this position include receiving or otherwise obtaining samples to process, and bank the human biological materials associated with the protocols in the area of responsibility.

Processing may include but is not limited to:
• gross dissection of solid tissues and processing of blood products.
• retrieving samples and filling requests for disbursement of specimens based on HSTB client requests.
• inputting data into specimen inventory system regarding the collection and disbursement of each specimen.
• maintenance and data entry for samples received and disbursed is routine.

Excellent attention to detail is necessary to be successful in this position. Rotation at other HSTB sites required.

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

1-2 years of experience in histology, anatomic pathology, specimen processing or related discipline. Gross pathology experience preferred but not required.

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 and or schedule changes 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

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