Lab Tech

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 14, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time

Posting Details

Job Code/Title 82762 - H - Lab/Research Technician 2 Position Number HU1359 Working Title Lab Tech Department Chemical & Life Science Engineering 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 $15.00 to $20.00 Campus Monroe Park Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week 15-28hrs/week Normal work days Monday-Friday; Varies on need Normal work hours 8am to 5pm - Varies on need Job Category Laboratory 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 No Resource Critical Yes Description of the Job

The department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering at VCU College of Engineering is in search of an hourly Lab Tech.

The Lab and Research Tech will be responsible for the day-to-day activities required to support the research goals of a
research lab.

Specifically, duties include:

  • Facilitate research in the laboratory by ensuring the supply of needed materials for all projects
  • Execute prescribed protocols as outlined by supervisor in a timely and organized manner
  • Consistently record experimental results in comprehensive laboratory notebook
  • Assist in the completion of lab functions essential to maintaining overall laboratory efficiency
  • Perform monitoring and preventative maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Clean, set up, and store equipment
  • Stock laboratory solutions and compounds
  • Perform general clerical tasks necessary for daily operation of laboratory
  • Perform routine laboratory tests and experimental procedures
  • Assist research personnel with more complex experiments and procedures
  • Compile results of experiments and regularly report to supervisor
  • Carry out other research-related duties as needed
  • Part-time, non-benefited position limited to 25 hours per week
Required Qualifications
  • Previous experience working in a laboratory is required
  • Must be detail-oriented and have good observation skills
  • Should have a willingness to learn and use specialized techniques
  • Must communicate effectively
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage time effectively
  • Familiarity with the research process and principles of research design required
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management and communication skills
  • Ability to establish priorities and to handle multiple tasks
  • The College of Engineering supports a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment. The
    candidate will demonstrate experience that shows their commitment to fostering such an
  • Excellent proficiency in written English and the ability to present and articulate complex
    concepts orally
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field
  • Experience with crystallization, crystal and/or protein characterization
  • Familiar with general lab procedures (e.g., biochemical solution preparation, use of microscope, UV/vis and IR spectroscopy, chromatography)
Job Open Date 04/14/2021 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information Quick Link Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please list your experience working in a laboratory:
    • None
    • Less than 6 months
    • 6 months - less than 2 years
    • 2 years - less than 5 years
    • 5 or more years
  2. * Briefly describe any previous laboratory experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Resume

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