Lab Technician

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

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 Technician Position Number 592030 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? No Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Medicinal Chemistry 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 Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry invites you to apply for our Laboratory Technician position. This position will conduct a collaborative research project and provide technical support in the area of biochemistry/molecular biology. The responsibilities of this position also include but are not limited to:
-Recombinant protein expression and purification, enzyme activity assays, organic synthesis and purification, data collection and analysis.
-Assists and teach junior lab members (postdocs, student workers, graduate assistants, etc.) about specific laboratory techniques and protocols.

Minimum Hiring Standards

-Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU .
-Minimum of 2 years of experience in gene cloning, protein expression in E. coli and protein purification.
-Superior organization and time management skills.
-Prior exposure to biochemical and molecular biology techniques.
-Knowledge of isothermal titration calorimetry ( ITC ), Mass Spectrometry and/or X-ray crystallography.
-Excellent communication skills.
-Exhibits professionalism and ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a diverse environment; establishing and maintaining productive relationships with VCU colleagues and all customers and contacts necessary to effectively support research studies.

Preferred Hiring Standards

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a BS/MS degree in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Chemical Biology or related field.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $30,000 - $35,000 Application Process/Additional Information

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) in the “Other Document” field providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences, and academic and professional activities will impact your contribution to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.

Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 hours weekly Normal Work Days/Hours Monday - Friday Job Open Date 04/08/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Research Is this a restricted position? No 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 and Master's degree in biochemistry or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in a laboratory setting?
    • 0
    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6+
  3. * Please describe your research experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Other Document
Optional Documents

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