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Research Technician

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 04/13/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 06/13/2018
Working Title Research Technician
Job Classification Research II
Department Name 35215-Med-Orthopedic Surgery
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0136467
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The Musculoskeletal Oncology Laboratory focuses research in osteosarcoma (OS) metastatic disease, as well as the metastatic potential in other sarcomas. The main focus is in establishing a vigorous, comprehensive sarcoma research program at the University of Pittsburgh with a long-term goal of translating new discoveries into clinical solutions for patients with metastatic sarcoma.

The Musculoskeletal Oncology Laboratory in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is seeking a Research Technician. This person will provide a supportive role in current research projects investigating novel therapeutic targets for sarcoma and bone metastases of breast cancer. This individual will also be responsible for assistance with regulatory documentation (IACUC, IRB, IBC, DUC, and MTA), lab organization, equipment maintenance, and purchasing.

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

A minimum 2-year experience in laboratory research with knowledge of biologic science and acceptable scientific research training, prior experience in animal research preferred. Incumbent must possess a degree (B.S. or Master) in science or related field with completion of science courses and/or relevant experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, or other closely related disciplines.

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 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. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter