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Laboratory Technician
The Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Laboratory Technician in a state-of-art internationally recognized pulmonary research program in the area of pneumonia and sepsis. Under the supervision of the senior scientist, the incumbent will be responsible for various day-to-day activities in order to maintain the lab. These activities include making stock solutions, initiating, and tracking purchase requests; organizing and tracking chemicals, supplies, and equipment; and performing weekly radiochemical assays. The incumbent will also be responsible for performing laboratory techniques such as immunocytochemistry, western blots, PCR , cell culture, rodent manipulation, and DNA / RNA extraction. The incumbent must have a good knowledge of laboratory skills, a high level of self-sufficiency, and must be able to work independently. Appropriate supervision is provided. Meticulous work habits, dependability, and good communication skills are required.

Education Required

Minimum Related Experience Level Required
Less than 1 year experience

Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Bachelor?s degree in biologic or chemical science, preferred.

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.

Assignment Category
Regular, Full-Time

Percent Effort

Scheduled Work Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

Mostly standard hours but may vary depending on project deadlines.

If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours


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