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Lab Technician - Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

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

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Pharmacology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Summary

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Virginia Commonwealth University has one laboratory technician position available. The incumbent will assist in the implementation of research projects and related experiments involving specialized research procedures that have been funded by NIH grants and in the maintenance of laboratory equipment and the data generated from lab experiments. The major focus of our research projects is on the molecular mechanisms of coronary arterial disease and chronic kidney disease due to hyperhomocysteinemia, hypertension, and obesity.

Responsibilities include:

Practice good sterile technique, culture cells, and prepare cell lysates for other team members for specific experiments.
Help conduct confocal microscopy, fluorescent microscopic imaging of living cells, atomic force microscopy, patch clamping, or electron spin resonance spectrometric analysis.
Perform some experiments mentioned above after training time.
Data collection and analysis after experiments.
Compile accurate experiment records in both hard copy and electronic laboratory files and communicate summaries of results with principle investigator and supervisor.
Perform routine maintenance on equipment in the laboratory that will be used by the incumbent.

Required Qualifications:


Applicant must have a B.A or M.S. degree in bioengineering, biotechnology or biomedical sciences. Good computer and communication skills are necessary. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidate with experience working with microscopic imaging techniques is preferred.

University job code: Lab/Research Tech 1-3

ORP Eligible: No

This is a restricted position with no set end date and continued employment is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance.

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine is a premier academic medical center located in the heart of Richmond. Accounting for almost half of VCU’s sponsored research, the School of Medicine is internationally recognized for patient care and education. All full-time university staff are eligible for VCU’s generous benefits package that includes:  competitive health benefits, paid annual and holiday leave, retirement planning and savings options, tax-deferred annuity and cash match programs, Virginia Retirement System (VRS), professional development & certifications, tuition waiver, parental leave, caregiving leave and community service leave.  Learn more about VCU’s benefits here: https://hr.vcu.edu/careers-at-vcu/why-work-at-vcu/

The School of Medicine continuously strives for our workplace and learning environment to reflect the demographic and social milieu of the communities we serve. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Salary Range: $35,000 - $40,000



Position Details:

Department: Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Employment Type: UF - University Employee FT
Restricted Status: Yes
FTE: 100
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt




Contact Information:

Contact Name: Ann-marie Taranto

Contact Email: ann-marie.taranto@vcuhealth.org




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