Laboratory Technician

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacology, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

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 Technician Position Number 593590 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
Maintain a sterile environment for the passage of tumor cells in culture. Maintain multiple tumor cell lines in passage. Assess response to drugs and radiation in tumor cells in culture. Perform the following assays for growth inhibition and/or cell death: MTT assay; time course viability assays; apoptosis by PI/annexin staining using flow cytometry; apoptosis based on caspase 3 expression by Western blotting; senescence by beta galactosidase staining (microscopy); senescence by PCR ; senescence by C12FDG staining and flow cytometery; autophagy by acridine orange staining and microscopy; autophagy by Western blotting of markers such p62/SQSTM1 and LC3; training to learn gene silencing using shRNA.
Learn animal maintenance and techniques for implantation of tumor cells, monitoring of tumor growth by caliper measurements and IVIS instrumentation; learn gavage and drug injection techniques. Learn animal anesthesia and sacrifice and harvesting and analysis of tumor cells. Minimum Hiring Standards
Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry or related area. High degree of reliability and integrity. Appropriate interpersonal skills for working with a diverse population of MS and PhD students. Willingness to be trained by more experienced personnel (generally students). Ability to work in a diverse environment required. Preferred Hiring Standards
Preferably 1 year prior experience working in a research laboratory. Commitment to remain in the technician position for at least 2 years. Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $30,000-$36,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours M-F Job Open Date 08/17/2021 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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