Research Lab Technician


Position Information

University Code 34041 University Title Labs/Research Assistant 1 University Job Family Research & Innovation ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Single Title Scope of Search National Working Title Research Lab Technician Position Number 590640 Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Center for the Study of Biological Complexity Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

Obtain and prepare samples for scientific experiments, analyze data on local or remote computers in a linux environment, write scripts in python, R, or perl, read and interpret scientific literature, write up results and contribute to publications. Ensure compliance with all university, local, and national regulations. Maintain records and ensure proper storage and disposal of chemicals.

Minimum Hiring Standards

Bachelor of science with experience in molecular lab techniques, data analysis, scripting and programing in biological sciences.

Ability to establish priorities and to handle multiple tasks.

Excellent proficiency in written English

Must communicate effectively.

Must be detail-oriented and have good observation skills.

Required to have a willingness to learn and use specialized techniques as needed.
Able to work independently.

Willingness to work in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment

Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU .

Preferred Hiring Standards

Experience with in situ hybridization and systematic biology methods.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range 30,000 - 40,000 Application Process/Additional Information

Applicants must apply through the VCU eJOBS site.
This salary for this position is paid from restricted funds that are available only for a two year period. There is a plan to seek additional grant funds to extend the position beyond initial two years, but continuation of the position beyond the initial appointment period is dependent on successfully competing for grant funding.

Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm Job Open Date 08/25/2020 Posting will close on or before 09/24/2020 Open Until Filled No Job Category Research Is this a restricted position? Yes Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical No Quick Link http://www.vcujobs.com/postings/100324 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a B.S. or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please describe your with experience in molecular lab techniques, data analysis, scripting and programming in biological sciences.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your experience with in situ hybridization and systematic biology methods.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Reference Letter - 1
  4. Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)


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