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Laboratory Technician

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 04/13/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 06/13/2018
Working Title Laboratory Technician
Job Classification Research I
Department Name 35296-Med-Critical Care Medicine
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0136469
Hiring Range $17,004.00 - $25,896.00
Position Description

The Department of Critical Care Medicine is seeking a junior Lab Technician to work in the CRISMA Center Clinical Research Biospecimen Core Lab (CRBC Lab), which specializes in processing, receiving, storing and distributing human biological samples for use by our medical investigators. The Lab Technician will conduct both technical and administrative tasks in support of multiple research projects and clinical studies.

The primary responsibility will be to build and maintain all specimen collection/processing kits, which includes maintaining supply inventory, processing specimens, pulling and logging specimens, shipping specimens and maintaining approximately 40 freezers. Under the supervision of senior lab staff and the lab manager, the lab tech also will be responsible for various day-to-day activities to maintain the lab, which may include making stock solutions, initiating and tracking purchase requests, organizing the tracking chemicals, supplies and equipment and performing daily/weekly checks of various equipment. The incumbent will also assist the senior lab staff in conducting a variety of translational research experiments (ELISA, Luminex, Nephrocheck).

Prior experience in a research or lab setting is preferred but not required; technical training will be provided. A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, is essential.

The successful applicant will be expected to work well as part of a team and be capable of performing tasks independently. Must have meticulous work habits, and be highly motivated, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize multiple projects.

Education Required High School Diploma or GED
Minimum Related Experience Level Required Less than 1 year experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Three months experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience

Knowledge of project and specimen management and basic/translational research a plus 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 8:00 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

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a High School Diploma or GED?
    • 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