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 Job Series Scope of Search Regional Working Title Lab Specialist Position Number 591100 Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Massey Cancer Center Organizational Overview

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Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

Massey Cancer Center is seeking applicants for a Lab Specialist. This position is key personnel in all major aspects of research projects within the laboratory of Dr. Robert Winn, Massey Cancer Center. This position is heavily focused on animal procedures in a basic science laboratory that studies the genetic alterations in the development of lung cancer. Responsibilities include animal experiments in a murine lung tumor model, basic animal breeding/husbandry, laboratory administrative responsibilities related to animals (e.g. IACUC protocols and detailed animal inventory spreadsheets), and training lab personnel. The individual will work as a team member whose aim is to complete the goals outlined in the principal investigator’s research proposals which are to understand the molecular basis by which oncogenes and tumor suppressors regulate transformed cell progression in mouse tumor models of lung cancer, and to use this information to develop novel therapeutic treatments.

Minimum Hiring Standards

Bachelor’s of Science in Biology or equivalent training and experience

Minimum 3 years animal handling experience

Familiarity with mouse colony management of multiple strains

Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

Able to work collaboratively and collectively in a diverse work environment

Able to multitask on multiple projects

Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU .

Preferred Hiring Standards

Proficient in animal handling techniques which include intraperitoneal injections, intratracheal injections, tail-vein injections, subcutaneous injections, organ isolation, and animal imaging

Proficient in basic molecular biology research techniques which include DNA / RNA /Protein extractions, genotyping, immunoblotting, PCR -RT and QPCR, immunohistochemistry, etc.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with experience Application Process/Additional Information

Only completed online applications will be considered.

Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Job Open Date 11/10/2020 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Research Is this a restricted position? No 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 Yes Quick Link http://www.vcujobs.com/postings/101635 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your experience with research animals.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Resume


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