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Research Associate - AGH (Translational Cancer Research)

Allegheny Health Network

  • Company AHN
  • Pittsburgh, PA - Allegheny General Hospital
  • Research
  • Full time
  • Day (United States of America)

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description : 

This position will work onsite during normal business hours. Studying thymus engineering and i nvolves working with research animals.


Performs a variety of routine and/or complex laboratory procedures on clinical research specimens; displays a mastery of laboratory techniques, principles, and instrumentation; correlates data required to provide quality information used by physician in the research and development of clinical processes.


  • Performs laboratory testing on specimens according to departmental protocol while complying with hospital and department policies regarding safety and infection control. Displays mastery of laboratory techniques, principles, and instrumentation. (40%)
  • Independently performs all tasks related to the execution of research as defined by the physician/investigator. (20%)
  • Operates, calibrates, checks, and maintains instrumentation. (20%)
  • Participates with the review and monitoring of quality control and quality assurance records. (5%)
  • Demonstrates proper care and handling of laboratory animals. (5%)
  • Participates in continuing education to ensure growth and development of the laboratory. (5%)
  • Monitors and evaluates laboratory inventory. (5%)



  • BA/BS Degree in Medical Technology, Biology, or related science.
  • Experience with computer software programs.


  • 0-1 years’ experience in a research laboratory environment.

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