A Research Technician position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Erik Wright in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. The Wright lab (http://wrightlabscience.com) studies the evolution of microorganisms that can naturally produce antibiotics, as well as clinically-relevant bacteria that have acquired antibiotic resistance. The position will primarily be located at Bridgeside Point II (450 Technology Drive). The successful candidate is expected to have prior wet lab experience in standard microbiological and molecular techniques (e.g., qPCR, DNA prep, cloning) and be a quick learner. Careful attention to detail, dependability, and the ability to handle complex large-scale experiments are required. The incumbent must be a team player with great communication skills capable of preforming multiple tasks independently with appropriate training.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to gain research experience in preparation for a career in research and/or medicine. You will be part of a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, creativity, and innovative thinking, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to: – Independently collecting and analyzing data – Maintaining clear and detailed documentation of procedures, data and samples – Developing and troubleshooting procedures and protocols – Day-to-day lab maintenance Informal inquires can be made with Dr. Erik Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org), but formal applications must be made through the Pitt HR website (https://www.join.pitt.edu/ ).
Prior wet lab experience in standard microbiological and molecular techniques.