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Research Technician

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 02/13/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 04/13/2018
Working Title Research Technician
Job Classification Research III
Department Name 35210-Med-Immunology
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0136228
Hiring Range $23,868.00 - $37,752.00
Position Description

The Department of Immunology is seeking an experienced Research Specialist for discovery studies in mouse and human B lymphocyte development in health and disease using state-of-the-art flow cytometry and computational modeling tools (see Nature Communications 2018, in press). The individual will be an active collaborator in scientific research and will have primary responsibility for interrogating immune cells at the phenotypic, functional, and transcriptomic levels. Intellectual partnership is expected. Experience with animal husbandry, tissue collection, flow cytometry analysis and molecular biology (PCR, RT-QPCR) is required and advanced experience with RNAseq and ChIPseq is highly desirable. The PI is the Scientific Director of the Unified Flow Core.

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

Bachelor’s of Science degree in biology or related field. Masters or PhD preferred. Extensive/significant related experience may be considered in lieu of education. 3 years of laboratory research experience is preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications

TB test and PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment.

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

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  1. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
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    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
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    • 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):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Other Document
  3. Curriculum Vitae