Lab & Research 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 Multi Title Scope of Search Local Working Title Lab & Research Specialist Position Number 591510 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department School of Nursing 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

VCU School of Nursing is seeking a Lab & Research Specialist. The overall goal of this position is to provide support in lab research, such as carrying out molecular biology techniques/experiments, and maintaining laboratory supplies, equipment and the data generated from lab

The primary purpose of this 3 year R01 funded project is to carry out protein assays, PCR, DNA methylation and other general molecular bench experiments on multiple sample types, with a focus on at least 16 different primary and/or secondary cell lines in scaled volumes. Specific project assignments may change as priorities of the laboratory change.

Minimum Hiring Standards

-Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to get along with, and communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing), with the project PI, project team members and other laboratory personnel.

-Detailed oriented, highly organized, good math skills.

-Previous laboratory experience in basic cell and molecular biology and biochemical techniques is essential.

-Must be able to perform standard molecular biology techniques such as RNA and DNA isolation, qPCR, and varied protein assays.

-Excellent organizational skills and good lab notebook documentation are required.

-Must have ability to troubleshoot problems and ability to interpret data.

-Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and data entry and analysis in Excel.

-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

MS degree preferred, with 2+ years of molecular biology and biochemistry experience. Ability to analyze genetic and protein data and import files into Excel is preferred.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $30,000 - $40,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Monday - Friday/8:00am - 5:00pm Job Open Date 01/27/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Laboratory Is this a restricted position? Yes Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? Yes Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Biology, or related science field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please describe your experience with mass spectroscopy or Chromatography and sample types you have processed on these platforms.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your level of molecular laboratory experience including the number of years of experience for each assay in which you are proficient.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe any experiences or challenges you have had with protein characterization and quantitation. How did you overcome those challenges?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * If offered the position, how soon can you begin employment?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * If hired, are you willing to obtain a Hepatitis B vaccination?
    • Yes
    • No
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
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