Laboratory 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 Multi Title Scope of Search Regional Working Title Laboratory Technician Position Number 565700 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Anatomy Organizational Overview

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Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

Opportunity to conduct cutting edge experiments using optogenetics in the field of neuroscience, exploring mechanisms, and physiological effects and potential treatments of traumatic brain injury. Laboratory specialist will have a primary role in immunohistochemistry, brain injury modeling and animal surgeries but will also maintain a mouse colony with multiple transgenic and cross bred strains. This involves breeding animals on appropriate schedule such that other laboratory members have the experimental animals they need, as well as maintaining records in an online database. Will also be responsible for ordering lab and surgical supplies.

Minimum Hiring Standards

Ability to learn new software programs quickly and to adjust schedule to demands of experiment required.
Ability to work in a diverse environment required.

Preferred Hiring Standards

Laboratory and/or animal handling experience preferred. Knowledge and/or experience with the following preferred: handling and/or breeding rodents, proper methodology for making molar solutions, performing immunohistochemical studies, performing immunohistochemistry, and using advanced microscope techniques. Proficiency with Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Powerpoint, and EndNote preferred. Additional experience with patch clamp recording and in vivo viral transfection studies preferred.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $35,000 - $40,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours M-F Job Open Date 03/23/2021 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? No Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required. Resource Critical No Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

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