School of Medicine-RC - United States-Pennsylvania - (19001151)
The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a Research Technician position in the Metabolic Core Facility within the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Medical Genetics.
The Metabolic Core supports investigators involved in the study of energy metabolism, metabolic pathways, and cellular metabolic function in cells from biological fluids, cell cultures, and tissues. The Research Technician will be responsible for conducting analytical services using a Seahorse XF analyzer in support of sensitive, precise, and label-free metabolic measurements of live cells, such as fibroblasts, hepatocytes, etc. Duties will include use of the latest cell culture techniques to conduct mitochondrial or glycolytic functional assessments.
The incumbent will facilitate and/or perform the preparation of culture plates including coating, seeding, harvesting, sorting, counting, adding calibrants & reagents, and hydrating the sensor cartridge for all service requests. Candidate will have a thorough understanding of molecular biology, biochemistry and/or genetics, and will help perform research projects according to defined protocols and procedures. The preferred candidate will have experience in operating other laboratory instruments and software, such as aerobic/anaerobic and non-CO2 incubators, spectrophotometers, fluorometers, and/or high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) systems to expand their responsibilities in performing other staff-conducted core services.
Additional duties include scheduling analyses according to the Service Request Schedule, performing laboratory procedures, enzyme and protein content assays, preparation of reagents and buffers; analyzing and interpreting data, handling and disposing of hazardous chemicals and waste, and maintaining lab supply inventory. This position will occasionally be required to work on evenings and weekends.
Master's degree and 2-3 years experience required. Extensive/significant related experience may be considered in lieu of education. At least 3 years of laboratory research experience is preferred. This position is located at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in Lawrenceville. TB test and PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
Extensive/significant related experience may be considered in lieu of education. At least 3 years of laboratory research experience is preferred.
Department Details: https://www.pediatrics.pitt.edu/research/cores-research-support/metabolic-core.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.IV
Minimum Education Level Required: Master's
Minimum Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Work Schedule: Position will require flexibility with shift/hours and may have to work evenings and weekends.
Hiring Range: $30,732.00 - $49,296.00
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.
Preferred Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19001151
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