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Laboratory Technician

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 03/02/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 05/02/2018
Working Title Laboratory Technician
Job Classification Research II
Department Name 35248-Med-Cardiovascular Institute
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0136287
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology is seeking to hire a Laboratory Technician.

The Laboratory Technician will be responsible for maintaining mouse colonies, primary cardiomyocytes culture isolated from rat or mouse, conducting some cellular and molecular studies to evaluate the molecular mechanism and functional role of cardiac epigenetics in heart failure, and helping with everyday laboratory procedures.

Experience in basic cellular and molecular biology techniques or animal procedures is preferred. Good organization and prioritization skills are required, as well as some flexibility to adjust to work schedule for time-sensitive experiments. The members of the team are highly collaborative and interactive, and strong communication skills are required for candidates. The incumbent must be able to accurately record and coordinate data collection and analysis and manage interaction with several investigators in a professional manner.

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

Associate’s degree with commensurate experience may be considered. Previous experience in a research setting and experience with laboratory techniques preferred. Willingness to work with experimental animal preparations, chemicals and biological materials. Ability to interact with doctors, scientists, staff and students on a professional level. Organizational skills and attention to detail are essential. Prioritization and multitasking skills are helpful.

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

Hours could vary depending time sensitivity being done

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. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter