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Job Title: Research Technician
Company Name: University of Pittsburgh
Location: Pittsburgh, PA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 06/16/2024
Expire Date: 08/20/2024
Job Categories: Information Technology, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Research & Development
Job Description
Research Technician

Research Technician

The Shushruth Lab, at the Dept. of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, is seeking a full-time research technician. Our lab focuses on understanding the neural basis of higher-order cognition and developing animal models of human cognitive deficits. We employ a broad array of techniques such as animal behavioral training, electrophysiology, molecular biology and computational modeling. See www.shushruthlab.org for more information about the lab.

Candidates with an academic background in neuroscience and/or experience working with large animals in research or veterinary settings are particularly encouraged to apply. Familiarity with coding in Matlab/Python desirable. The employee will work under close supervision of the PI and research specific hands-on training will be provided as needed.

The Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences is committed to building a culturally diverse staff.

Job Summary

Trains non-human primates and other large animals to facilitate research activities and assists with data collection. Assists in animal surgeries, clinical care, and routine veterinary procedures. Maintains laboratory spaces, completes all necessary documentation, and ensures compliance with all standards and regulations.

Essential Functions

Taking care of large NHPs, including daily transport of the animals back and forth between holding and experimental set up.

Physical Effort

Daily transfer of large NHPs (~10-15kg) between home cage and transport boxes; two to eight times per day.

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.Research Animal Trainer

Job Family: Research

Job Sub Family: Animal Research

Campus: Pittsburgh

Minimum Education Level Required: High School Diploma/GED

Minimum Years of Experience Required: No experience required

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: $16.50 to $20.63 per hour

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, Cover Letter

Optional Documents: Not Applicable


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