The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Research Technician to join the team to work in the multi-modal imaging facility for in vivo and ex vivo animal imaging with micro-CT/SPECT/PET, micro-MRI, ultrasound, bioluminescent and fluorescent animal imaging, as well as ultrasound-guided microinjection in live animals.
The Research Technician will be responsible for assisting users on research projects involving the imaging modality, assisting with animal preparation, and post-imaging data processing. The Research Technician will also need to assist with equipment and facility maintenance, repairs, daily QC (quality control), as well as supply and reagent management. This candidate must be able to get inside the high magnetic field with no metal implants or pacemaker, be willing to work with live animals and handle animal tissues, and possess knowledge of animal physiology, biology, basic electronics, and computers. Previous laboratory experience, in particular, animal imaging or animal procedure, is essential.
TB test, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment.
Internal Number: 158666
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