Hourly Lab Specialist


Posting Details

Job Code/Title 82761 - H - Lab/Research Technician 1 Position Number H59072 Working Title Hourly Lab Specialist Department Pharmacology & Toxicology 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.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $13-$15 per hour Campus MCV Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week 15-29 Normal work days M-F + some weekends Normal work hours variable Job Category Laboratory Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant. Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required. Resource Critical No Description of the Job

Provide daily care, handling and injection administration to laboratory animals. Prepare and manage i.v. drug self-administration sessions. Carefully record and store obtained data. Prepare drug solutions and manage i.v. lines.

Required Qualifications

Must be dependable and attentive to detail. Must be able to work a flexible schedule and in a diverse environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer college student with coursework and laboratory experience in the biomedical sciences. Prefer previous experience working with laboratory animals.

Job Open Date 08/25/2020 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

Primary contact is Dr. Patrick Beardsley (828-5185)

Additional Information Quick Link http://www.vcujobs.com/postings/100351 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. This position requires interaction with animals. Do you have any criminal convictions that would preclude you from being considered for this position? This may include crimes of moral turpitude such as animal abuse, animal neglect, animal fighting, etc. (A conviction will be judged on its own merits with respect to time, circumstances, seriousness, and the extent to which it is related to the job for which you are applying.)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. If yes, please provide the following: Description of offense, Statute or ordinance if known, Date of Charge, Date of Conviction, and County, City, State of Conviction.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. This position will require the incumbent to perform lab related work that involves the use of or access to drugs. Do you have any criminal convictions that would preclude you from being considered for this position? This may include crimes related to drug possession, manufacture, distribution, trafficking, etc. (A conviction will be judged on its own merits with respect to time, circumstances, seriousness, and the extent to which it is related to the job for which you are applying.)
    • Yes
    • No
  4. If yes, please provide the following' Description of offense, Statute or ordinance if known, Dare of Charge, Date of Conviction, and County, City, State of Conviction.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. Please rate your depth of experience handling and working with experimental rodents.
    • none
    • 1-2 years
    • 3-4 years
    • 5 or more years
  6. Do you have experience weighing compounds, making solutions and calculating concentrations?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. Hours: Can you work flexible hours including some weekends?
    • Yes
    • No
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume


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