Lab Technician

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 24, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Information

University Code 34052 University Title Lab/Research Technician 2 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 Technician Position Number 592100 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Pharmacology & Toxicology 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

Perform behavioral work with rodents and study nicotinic receptors in the brain by using in vivo models. Design and conduct behavioral studies (evaluate rats and mice in acute and chronic pain tests, such as tail-flick, CCI model and carrageenan test). Measure spontaneous activity, rotarod test, rectal temp. Evaluate animals in conditioned place-preference model. Administer drugs i.v., i.t., i.c.v. and s.c. Design and conduct tolerance and dependence studies (chronic administration). Data reduction, statistical analysis, graphic presentation. Serve as the lab’s chemical hygiene officer, to coordinate waste management and disposal, chemical inventory upkeep, etc. Lead all IACUC and safety & risk management inspections. General lab maintenance, library work. Breed transgenic mice and perform genotyping, when needed.

Minimum Hiring Standards

Required: previous research lab experience (as student or employee); experience handling and conducting research using laboratory animals; general lab skills (weighing, making solutions, etc.); willingness to learn and use pain and behavioral models; good communication skills; ability to work in a diverse environment.

Preferred Hiring Standards

Highly preferred: bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, or closely related field; experience with behavioral and pain model assays; experience preparing and administering medications; experience with sterile technique; skill in data entry and analysis.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $33,000 - $35,000 Application Process/Additional Information

This posting will be used to recruit up to 2 positions

Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours M-F Job Open Date 03/24/2021 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

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