Lab Tech

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Job Code/Title 82761 - H - Lab/Research Technician 1 Position Number HU1487 Working Title Lab Tech 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.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $15/hr Campus MCV Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week Normal work days Normal work hours Job Category Research 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 Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required. Resource Critical No Description of the Job

Assess performance in standard mouse models of learning and memory (e.g., Morris water maze, object location/recognition, conditioned freezing, etc.) following repeated administration of assorted cancer chemotherapy drugs.

Evaluate test compounds in learning and memory assays, as well as the tetrad assay, which consists of the tail withdrawal test of nociception, bar test measure of catalepsy, rectal temperature, and locomotor activity.

Evaluate test compounds in ameliorating withdrawal responses in opioid-dependent or cannabinoid-dependent mice.

Maintain notebook (include protocol, raw data, statistical analyses, and graphs). Maintain electronic versions of all analyses and graphs. Make drug solutions and dilutions accurately and maintain records in notebook.

Assist other personnel and trainees in behavioral pharmacology procedures as needed.

Required Qualifications

Experience in mouse handling skills to give intraperitoneal and subcutaneous injections, as well as ability to learn other routes of administration (e.g, gavage).
Basic scientific knowledge to dissolve drugs in solution and conduct dilutions.
Ability to work independently to test mice in behavioral models of chemotherapy-induced memory impairment and cannabinoid dependence.
Ability to use prism for statistical analyses of data and graphing data.

Preferred Qualifications Job Open Date 06/10/2021 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information Quick Link Supplemental Questions

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  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Resume

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