Lab/Research Technician 1

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 Technician 1 Position Number 548660 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Human & Molecular Genetics 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

This position exists to provide support in lab research (molecular biology techniques and animal work) and to maintain laboratory supplies and equipment. Specific projects such as: 1) identification and functional validation of molecular determinants of glioblastoma and brain metastasis (from breast cancer); 2) Analyzing a panel of biomarkers for metastasis will be assigned; and 3) Studying the therapeutic activity using pre-clinical animal models, administered by viruses, as pure proteins and by nanoparticles. 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 experience in animal models and approaches essential for Project 1. Previous laboratory experience in cell culture and 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, Western blots. Practical experience in diagnostic field preferred. Experience in protein expression and isolation also important. Must have ability to troubleshoot problems and ability to interpret data. Must interact well with colleagues. Minimal computer skills necessary. Ability to work in a diverse environment required.

Preferred Hiring Standards

BS degree in relevant area (life sciences, chemistry, or other science) or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $33,500 - $35,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours M-F 8a - 5p Job Open Date 03/17/2021 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 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe in detail previous experience using laboratory techniques.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please describe in detail previous experience conducting experiments with animal models.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your previous experience involving tissue culture, transfection and infection assays. Please also name the types of preparations you are familiar with.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe in detail what your knowledge is with regards to maintaining a research lab.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Resume
  4. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  5. Reference Letter - 1
  6. Reference Letter - 2
  7. Reference Letter - 3
  8. Publications

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