Laboratory Specialist

Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Sep 17, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

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 Single Title Scope of Search Local Working Title Laboratory Specialist Position Number 584790 Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee 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.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

Provide expert technical assistance to the principal investigator and assist in the daily running of experiments in a neuroscience lab investigating alcoholism. Duties include wet bench
applications, making solutions, maintaining a laboratory notebook, routine lab glassware washing and will involve rodent handling and behavioral testing. Some techniques to be used
include qPCR, Western blot, immunohistochemistry and nucleic acid isolation. . The ideal candidate will have experience in rodent survival surgery. The applicant will learn how to work
independently and in collaboration with others, improve communication skills, organize laboratory, data processing, and use various basic software.

Minimum Hiring Standards

Prior laboratory experience. Advanced knowledge in chemistry and biology. Strong communication and writing skills. Strong organizational skills, with ability to follow instruction and learn new techniques. Proficient with quantitative data management and analyses programs. Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Endnote. Ability to work in a diverse environment. Financial record keeping and budget reconciliation experience.

Preferred Hiring Standards

Bachelor’s degree in a biomedical science is strongly preferred, as is post-bachelor’s academic work.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $30,000-$35,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours M-F/8-5 Job Open Date 09/17/2020 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Laboratory 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 http://www.vcujobs.com/postings/100705 Posting Specific 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, Date of Charge, Date of Conviction, and County, City, State of Conviction.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Have you ever worked with rodents in a laboratory setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience with small rodent surgery?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Are you familiar with qPCR technique?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Please list your experience with immunohistochemistry (IHC) protocols:
    • None
    • Less than 2 years
    • 2 years - less than 5 years
    • 5 or more years
  9. * Describe your experience creating and maintaining Excel spreadsheets for financial record keeping.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Do you have experience working with large datasets?
    • yes
    • no
  11. * Do you have experience in Bioinformatics?
    • Yes
    • No
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Resume


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