The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Research Technician for performing multi-modal mouse pre-clinical imaging research projects.
Excellent environment for pre-med candidates. This candidate must be able to get inside the high magnetic field with no metal implants or pacemakers and with enough physical agility to handle equipment. The incumbent must be willing to work with live animals and handle animal tissues and possess knowledge of animal physiology, anatomy, neuroscience, developmental biology, basic electronics, and computers. Experience with handling mouse breeding colony, tail DNA, and genotyping preferred. The incumbent should have the ability to multitask, good manual skills to handle small objects, and a good personality. This position requires a high degree of attention to detail. Results must be accurate. Organization and timeliness are key.
Previous laboratory experience, in particular, animal imaging and molecular and wet bench work, preferred. 2-year commitment. 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.
Bachelor's degree in biology, biomedical engineering, pharmacology, or related fields preferred. Previous experience in animal imaging preferred. Lab and research experiences with animal procedures or mouse MRI preferred.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.II
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: Less than 1 year experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hiring Range: TBD based on qualifications
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
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.
Required Documents: Resume
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19003498
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.
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