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Laboratory Specialist

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 5, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 Laboratory Specialist Position Number 521640 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 i.v. self-administration studies (perform catheterization surgery in rats; set up and run self-administration sessions; make sterile surgery packs; make rodent catheters; give drug injections). Rodent husbandry (feed and water rats; assess and record animal weight and health status; treat minor illnesses not requiring veterinary services; clean experimental cages). Order supplies if asked by supervisor. Maintain and update experimental database (record daily experimental data; make graphs; perform basic statistical analysis; backup and maintain data backup copies). Experimental system maintenance (change infusion fluid lines; clean chambers; test chambers for proper operation; diagnose and repair minor system problems). Prepare experimental drug solutions (weigh small drug amounts; perform calculations determining proper drug dosing; mix solutions using sterile procedures). Minimum Hiring Standards
Knowledge of behavioral lab procedures and practices; ability to coordinate and manage multiple studies simultaneously, with low error rate; ability to communicate with coworkers and supervisor; ability to work effectively as part of a team. Preferred Hiring Standards
Highly preferred is a bachelor’s degree in a bioscience, previous experience with lab animals, and previous lab experience (as student or employee). Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range 30,000 - 34,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours M-F Job Open Date 07/26/2021 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 Posting Specific Questions

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