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Experienced Laboratory Technician - Department of Biological Sciences

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: Department of Biological Sciences – Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Position Status: Full-time (Exempt)
Requisition Number: 10-539 Position Number: 360277


A research laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences seeks an experienced research scientist/technician with expertise in biochemistry/molecular biology or a related field. The candidate must be able to work independently, but also work cooperatively, to support the goals of the lab and other lab members. The position will entail limited laboratory management duties.


Performs experimental research in support of laboratory goals. Provide technical and scientific support to other laboratory members.

Conducts experiments using common molecular/biochemical techniques such as PCR, RT-PCR cloning, western blotting, microscopy, gel electrophoresis, enzymatic assays, growth analyses, and related procedures.

Collects, analyzes, and presents scientific data at a professional level, using the appropriate computer applications.

Limited lab management duties may include oversight of lab organization, equipment, safety, and the maintenance of common supplies and reagents.

Performs other related job duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator.


Minimum requirement is a BS in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related field and 3 years of prior laboratory experience.

MS/PhD level candidates may also be appropriate and are encouraged to apply.

Experience with standard laboratory safety measures.

Experience with yeast biology and lipid analyses a plus, but not required.


Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

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Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.