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