Laboratory Research Technician, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Created 04/02/2024
Employer University of Pittsburgh
Reference 238931667
Job Type Full-Time
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
City Pittsburgh
Zip 15260
Salary -

Laboratory Research Technician



This is a position for a research technician at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, in the laboratory of Dr. Pascal Zinn. The focus of the experiments in the lab is to study the mechanisms microenvironment of brain cancer and the developing therapeutic cerebral organoid models. Applicant should be able to operate and set up basic lab and research equipment, prepare culture media, chemicals, and compounds. Performs scientific reductions and analyses involving routine procedures, and performs a variety of standard tests in cellular and stem cell biology. Apply a variety of numerical operations to collected data, and assist in surgical procedures on small animals. Cleans and maintains equipment. Participate in data presentation, experimental results interpretation, and analysis of data at lab meetings and one-on-one meetings with PI of laboratory. Assists with ordering reagents.


Job Summary

Performs a variety of laboratory experiments and procedures. Prepares specimens. Oversees supply management. Operates and properly maintains equipment.


Essential Functions

Must be able to perform basic laboratory experiments as part of a team.


Physical Effort

Moderate physical effort required. May be required to stand/move for several hours at a time. May be required to move objects up to 50 pounds with or without assistance of equipment.


The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.


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



Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Job Classification: Staff.Laboratory Research Technician II

Job Family: Research

Job Sub Family: Laboratory

Campus: Pittsburgh

Minimum Education Level Required: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Years of Experience Required: 1

Will this position accept substitution in lieu of education or experience: Combination of education and relevant experience will be considered in lieu of education and/ or experience requirement.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Work Arrangement: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Hiring Range: TBD Based Upon Qualifications

Relocation_Offered: No

Visa Sponsorship Provided: Yes

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





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