Hourly Lab Assistant


Posting Details

Job Code/Title 82752 - H - Labs/Research Assistant 2 Position Number HU1130 Working Title Hourly Lab Assistant Department Pharmaceutics 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.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $12 - $14 Campus MCV Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week Up to 29 hours Normal work days Monday - Friday Normal work hours TBD Job Category Research Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant. Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required. Resource Critical No Description of the Job

The incumbent will be responsible for assisting the researchers in the Zhu Lab with projects pertaining to cancer nanovaccines for glioma, melanoma, and breast cancer. The successful candidate will study the synthesis and characterization of novel nanovaccine, test nanovaccines in animal models for cancer, analyze data to present results to the research team and assist with writing manuscripts and grant application proposals.

Required Qualifications

-Bachelor’s degree in bioengineering, materials sciences, biotechnology or related fields.
-Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks.
-Experience in research and analysis.
-Excellent publication record in the field related to job duties.
-Experience working with animals, tumor therapy, nanovaccines, and cancer immunotherapy.
-Strong organization and writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications

-PhD degree in bioengineering, materials sciences, biotechnology or related fields.

Job Open Date 03/02/2021 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/103998 Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Please describe your research experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

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


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