The University of Pittsburgh's Department of GSPH-Environmental/Occupational Health is seeking an experienced Research Technician to assist in the research laboratory of Dr. Barthony Deslouches.
The qualified individual will have at least 3 years of experience in research techniques including cell culture, nucleotide extractions, gel electrophoresis, and immunostaining (IF and IHC), as well as specialized skills in small animal models. Additional skills necessary to perform this position include installing drugs or infectious pathogens into mice for studies of efficacy, toxicology, pharmacokinetics or other in vitro assays.
The incumbent is expected to carry out experiments using techniques in molecular biology including quantitative PCR, Western blot, and ELISA. Importantly, the incumbent must be able to work independently to perform experiments, assist in the design and development of methods and procedures, and analyze data, which must be presented in weekly laboratory meetings. Furthermore, the incumbent will need to have strong communication skills, with managerial experience in maintaining lab inventory and ordering. Excellent record-keeping of all experimental details and results in a lab notebook is essential. The selected candidate will be in charge of operating complex scientific equipment (real-time PCR machine, sonicator, cryostat, microtome, multi-well plate reader, cell analyzer, flow cytometer, spectrophotometer, autoclave, biosafety cabinets, and centrifuges) and coordinating all activities related to the project.
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Internal Number: 166804
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