Research Associate


Position Information

University Code 33241 University Title Scientist 1 University Job Family Research & Innovation ORP Eligible Yes For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Multi Title Scope of Search Regional Working Title Research Associate Position Number 591210 Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Pediatrics 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 purpose of this position is to provide oversight of the research initiatives within the Division of Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics. This position will design and oversee complex research techniques, gene editing, and working with animals; develop collaborative relationships between industry, research institutes, hospitals and academia; provide
oversight of training all fellows, medical students, and undergraduates related to lab safety and techniques; writing and submitting applications for sponsor funding. The incumbent in this position is expected to remain an expert in their field by research by attending conferences and reading relevant scientific literature.

Minimum Hiring Standards
  • Expertise in differentiated airway culture techniques;
  • Expertise with PCR, ELISA, IHC, gene analysis and editing, gel electrophoresis;
  • Expertise with midsize animal research (rabbits, ferrets) including IACUC submissions;
  • Expertise in clinical trials, IRB submission, monitoring and secure data collection;
  • Knowledge in data analysis including statistics;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Knowledge and familiarity with respiratory devices.


Ability to work in a diverse environment required.

Preferred Hiring Standards

MS or PhD in science related field.
2 – 3 years experience at the bench and in a wet lab with animal work.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $65,000-$80,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours M-F Job Open Date 11/19/2020 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 http://www.vcujobs.com/postings/101844 Posting Specific Questions

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Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)


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