Lab Specialist

Position Information

University Code 34051 University Title Lab/Research Technician 1 University Job Family Research & Innovation ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Multi Title Scope of Search Local Working Title Lab Specialist Position Number 546890 Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Human & Molecular Genetics Organizational Overview

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Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

The primary objective of this position is to further the research conducted in the Department of Human & Molecular Genetics. The technician will be working in the laboratory of a single faculty member to aid in the research goals of the faculty member. The general responsibilities of this position is to perform molecular biological and immunological experiments supporting research under the supervision of faculty member, to maintain mouse colonies (breeding, genotyping, surgery etc.), and to produce experimental reagents (cells, proteins, or viruses) for the laboratory as a whole.
1. Research and experimentation
Performance of general cell and molecular biology and biochemical laboratory techniques, such as tissue culture, Western blotting, immunoistochemistry, PCR, transfection, FACS analysis, cloning, mice handling, etc. Prior lab experience is preferred.
2. Lab Maintenance
General laboratory maintenance including ordering chemicals and maintaining accurate and detailed records; breed, genotype, and maintain transgenic mice, maintaining records of isotope use and disposals, chemical waste disposal, dishwashing and use of autoclave, etc.
3. Training
Training students and others on lab techniques and procedures.
4. Other
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Hiring Standards

Detail oriented, highly organized, some experience with standard biological/chemical laboratory practices, good communication and receptive language skills, ability to multitask and to work in a diverse environment is required.

Preferred Hiring Standards

Bachelor’s degree in the biosciences. Priority will be given to individuals with demonstrated experience with one or more of the following: previous laboratory experience in general cell and molecular biology and biochemical laboratory techniques, including cell culture, DNA /protein quantitation, PCR, immunoblotting, and mice handling is preferred.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $32,000 - $45,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Job Open Date 08/25/2020 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Research Is this a restricted position? Yes Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required. Resource Critical No Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe your previous experience of general cell and molecular biology and biochemical laboratory techniques.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please describe in detail your previous laboratory maintenance experience, including what you think constitutes a well-maintained lab.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your previous mouse care experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

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

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