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Research Technician

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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UPCI Basic Research Administration - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (22005857)

The Women's Cancer Research Center is seeking a qualified Research Technician to work in the field of primary and metastatic breast cancer research. We are seeking candidates with experience in small animal experimentation and tissue culture. Together with senior researchers, the incumbent will be responsible for the breeding, maintenance, and screening of several transgenic mouse lines, as well as the establishment and manipulation of tumor models. Knowledge of mouse anatomy and experience in gross dissection and health monitoring of mice is preferable. Proficiency in tail vein, subcutaneous, cardiac and retro-orbital injection and animal imaging is desirable but not required. Duties will also include developing and maintaining animal models with human specimens for the establishment of patient-derived xenografts. The incumbent will also be responsible for the development of IACUC protocols and working closely with animal facility staff at the Hillman Cancer Center. The incumbent will also participate in a project developing and maintaining patient derived organoids as novel 3D tumor models. Training will be provided for organoid development and culture. This is a great opportunity to be part of a team creating a resource for ILC (Invasive Lobular Cancer) research. Excellent attention to detail, note keeping, communication, and organization are essential for this position.

Baccalaureate; 2-3 years experience required.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this requirement.

Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Research.III Non-Exempt
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required 2-3 years experience
Work Schedule Monday - Friday
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 Not Applicable
Required Documents Resume
Optional Documents Cover Letter


Posted: 2022-07-19 Expires: 2022-08-20

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