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Research Technician I, Zhao/Barth Lab - Military Veterans

at Carnegie Mellon University

The Mellon College of Science (MCS) is home to four departments and many programs and research centers that cross disciplines. We approach scientific problems from fresh angles using creative interdisciplinary approaches while drawing on our departmental strengths in the core sciences. MCS faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their research in a variety of fields, including polymer science, cosmology, mathematical finance and neuroscience.

The laboratories of Dr. Alison Barth and Dr. Yongxin Zhao in the department of Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University are seeking a highly motivated individual to fill a joint position for a Research Technician I for tissue imaging projects. These projects aim to apply Expansion Microscopy (ExM) to acquire high resolution 3D images of mouse brain tissues and human pathological specimens. The ideal applicant does not need to know ExM but should have considerable experience in fluorescence microscopy and general wet lab bench techniques. This is a dynamic opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment.

Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Perform research experiments following protocols and procedures.
  • Maintaining accurate and detailed research records and files.
  • Oversee general laboratory maintenance.
  • Summarize statistical information for analysis and presentation

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Mellon College of Science. Inclusion, collaboration, and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.


  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the STEM fields
  • 1 to 3 years of laboratory experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required
  • Strong problem solving and reasoning skills required
  • Or a combination of education and relevant experience from which comparable knowledge is demonstrated


  • Successful background check

Are you interested in this exciting opportunity?! Apply today!


Pittsburgh, PA

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Staff – Regular

Full Time/Part time

Full time

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Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University

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