The University of Pittsburgh, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health invites applications for Research Technician III in the laboratories of Drs. Lefterov and Koldamova. The candidate should hold a B.S. in biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, biology or related discipline.
The primary responsibilities of the Research Technician will be to assist in histological analysis of mouse tissues, microscopy and other biochemical assays (Western Blotting, Elisa, PCR). The candidate will help maintain transgenic mouse colony and perform all needed animal husbandry tasks and genotyping. They will be asked to help maintain and perform in vitro experiments. The incumbent will also assist in processing and handling of samples associated with different studies, including sample entry into a central database. The candidate will also be expected to assist with database entry and data management, as well as daily lab operations.
The candidate should be highly motivated, well-organized and detail-oriented. The individual should be able to prioritize multiple tasks and work independently. Preference will be given to a candidate who has animal handling experience and background in biomedical research.
The incumbent will be directed on a weekly basis by Drs. Lefterov and Koldamova and managed by an assistant professor on a daily basis, but will be expected to independently perform and troubleshoot experiments related to sample processing and banking and activities associated with maintenance of the transgenic mouse lines.
Internal Number: 166496
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