Laboratory Research Technician

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 Regional Working Title Laboratory Research Technician Position Number 586290 Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Microbiology and Immunology 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

The Laboratory Technician is responsible for the oversight of animal colonies and specialized experimentation with animals. The Technician will assist in the conduct of research on projects involving immunology, cancer biology, and molecular biology. The position conducts research activities requested by P.I. under supervision. Duties will include: Designs and performs experiments based on P.I.’s goals, general laboratory maintenance, preparation of solutions, sterilization of reagents and apparatus, disposal of hazardous waste. Daily record keeping, analysis of data, preparation of data, and presentation of data. The objectives of this position are to perform experiments in a reproducible and consistent manner on the funded research and to oversee the general functioning of the laboratories, which should lead to high productivity by way of publications and presentations, thereby enabling further extramural support for the lab.

Minimum Hiring Standards

B.S. in Biological Sciences or equivalent experience/training. Prior experience in tissue culture techniques and surgical procedures on animal. An understanding of molecular biology techniques such as PCR, quantitative RT- PCR, Western blotting, etc. Animal research experience is required. Computer and organizational skills are required. Ability to work in a diverse environment.

Preferred Hiring Standards

Willingness to learn new protocols and to assist in new immunological protocols. Experience with animal models of tissue injury and repair is strongly preferred.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $25,700 to $51,400 Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Monday to Friday Job Open Date 10/26/2020 Posting will close on or before 11/13/2020 Open Until Filled No Job Category Laboratory Is this a restricted position? Yes Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? Yes Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required. Resource Critical No Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

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  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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