Lab & 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 Single Title Scope of Search Regional Working Title Lab & Research Technician Position Number 590440 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Massey Cancer Center 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

Massey Cancer Center is seeking candidates for a lab & research technician in Dr. Gordon Ginder’s lab. This position will provide support in lab research (molecular biology and cellular biology techniques) and maintain laboratory supplies and equipment. Specific project is studying the regulation of gene expression in normal differentiation and development and in blood cells and in cancerous cells. Project assignments will change as priorities of the laboratory change.

Minimum Hiring Standards

Detailed oriented, highly organized, good math skills, some prior lab experience required. Previous laboratory experience in cell culture and basic 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. Experience in molecular cloning also important. Good organizational skills necessary. Must have ability to troubleshoot problems and ability to interpret data. Must interact well with colleagues.

Preferred Hiring Standards

Practical experience in transfection of recombinant DNA constructs, BSL -2 level virus packaging and infection preferred. BS degree in relevant area (life sciences, biochemistry, or other science) or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred. Minimal computer skills necessary. Experience with hematopoietic cell culture is preferred.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $35,000 to $37,000 Application Process/Additional Information

Only completed online applications will be considered

Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours M-F 8-5 Job Open Date 02/16/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Is this a restricted position? Yes Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

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  3. Resume

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