Laboratory Specialist


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 Laboratory Specialist Position Number 591030 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

Conduct laboratory studies with the nematode C. elegans to characterize neuronal mechanisms of action of drugs of abuse. Maintenance and construction of C. elegans strains, genetic mapping and gene identification, characterization of mutant phenotypes including behavioral analyses, data handling, and analysis of gene function. Techniques include microscopy, genetics, PCR and gel electrophoresis, SNP analysis, computer-assisted locomotion and behavior tracking, plasmid construction, and numerous methods specific to C. elegans biology. Responsibilities will also include general management of the laboratory reagents, solutions and culture media.

Minimum Hiring Standards

A thorough understanding of classical genetics. High degree of motivation and interest in learning how genetic and molecular methods can be applied to study underlying neurobiology of alcohol intoxication and tolerance in C. elegans. Good communication skills, strong work ethic, and the ability to conduct thoughtful, independent experiments. Prior research experience and strong grades in relevant coursework. Ability to work in a diverse environment is required.

Preferred Hiring Standards

Prefer Bachelor’s degree in genetics, neuroscience, molecular biology or a closely related field and experience with model genetic organisms. Prior experience with C. elegans is highly preferred.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $28,000 - $35,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours M-F Job Open Date 05/25/2021 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 https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/106325 Posting Specific Questions

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