Lab/Research Technician

Position Information

University Code 34051 University Title Lab/Research Technician 1 (Fu Lab) 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 Local Working Title Lab/Research Technician Position Number 590730 Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Human & Molecular Genetics 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

This position exists to provide support in lab research (molecular biology techniques and animal work) and to maintain laboratory supplies and equipment. Responsibilities include:
-provide technical support for extramurally funded projects
-Collect preliminary data for future research grant applications.
-manage colony of mice by DNA genotyping, daily animal welfare checking, and detailed record keeping.
-assist with organizing laboratory and lab records. Assist with the ordering of supplies, maintenance of stock solutions.
-provide assistance to other investigators in the lab as needed.

Minimum Hiring Standards

Detail oriented, highly organized, good math skills, prior lab experience required. Previous laboratory experience in cell culture and basic cell and molecular biology and biochemical techniques is essential. Must be able to perform standard molecular biology techniques such as RNA and DNA isolation, qPCR, Western blots, and transfection. Experience in protein expression and isolation also important. Must interact well with colleagues and be able to work in a diverse environment.

Preferred Hiring Standards

Masters degree (or Bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience) in life sciences
-Relevant laboratory techniques
-Experience with computer, scientific instruments
-Ability to troubleshoot problems and ability to interpret data
-Experience with animal studies

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range up to $40,000 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 09/10/2020 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 in managing colony of mice.

    (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 experience using DNA genotyping.

    (Open Ended Question)

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

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