Lab & Research Technician

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 24, 2022

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

Massey Cancer Center

“To improve the lives of all Virginians by delivering cutting-edge cancer care through patient-centered prevention and treatment; high-impact, innovative research; community input and engagement; and education and training of the next generation of researchers and healthcare professionals.”

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Massey Cancer Center is a nationally ranked cancer center located in the heart of Downtown Richmond. All full-time staff are eligible for our generous benefits package that includes choices for health, vision, and dental coverage, life-insurance, short and long-term disability coverage, retirement planning, tax-deferred annuity and cash match programs, flexible spending accounts, tuition benefits, significant paid-time off,12 paid holidays, and more. Explore our benefits further here: academic-professional-benefits/

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

The candidate will procure, process and ship out biological specimens for clinical trials (investigator-initiated, cooperative and industry sponsored) at Massey. The candidate will report to the Assistant Director/Lab manager. The candidate will support the lab and CTO by ensuring correlative research sample integrity is held to the highest standards. Experience on processing biological specimens including plasma/serum collection, isolation of peripheral mononuclear cells is expected.

Minimum Hiring Standards
  • Massey Cancer Center supports a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment. The candidate will demonstrate experience that shows their commitment to fostering such an environment.
  • The candidate must have experience with handling biohazard specimens, biohazard waste disposal and handling valuable research supplies.
  • The candidate is expected to have strong communication skills, a team player mindset and be detail oriented.
  • The candidate should be able to pick-up samples from Stony Point. The candidate is expected to come in to
    process samples outside of office hours.
  • Experience in a lab:
    - Ability to be detail oriented and follow instructions for sample handling.
    - Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office
    - Independently manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
    - Demonstrated ability to prioritize assignments
    - Maintain assigned work schedule
    - Notify supervisor in a timely manner regarding absences or late arrival
Preferred Hiring Standards
  • Experience working in a medical science research laboratory with a minimum of B.S in a biological field, highly preferred.
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Position Details:

Employment Type: UF - University Employee FT
Restricted Status: No
FTE: 100
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Contact Information:

Contact Name: Maciej Kmieciak

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 804-628-5337

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