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The Thangarajh laboratory is looking for a highly-motivated,
technician with prior laboratory experience who will contribute
scientifically to our
projects on understanding the role of dystrophin in brain
development. The qualified
candidate will manage a mouse colony and conduct wet-lab
experiments (cell cultures,
western blot, immunohistochemistry). The ideal candidate is an
motivated individual, who is capable of working independently, is
detail-oriented, and excited about scientific research. Candidates
neuroscience experience are preferred.
It is essential that the applicant is able to work independently to
formulate and design experiments,
with excellent collaborative team skills. Experience of working
with cultured astrocytes and neurons,
as well as working with animal models for neurodegenerative
diseases is qualifying.
Immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, microscopy techniques,
western blot, and animal
handling experience are of advantage.
Mouse colony maintenance, primary neuronal and glial cell isolation
and culture, PCR, qPCR, protein extraction and analysis,
microscopy, data entry and analysis, and general laboratory
maintenance and organization.
Typical Education and Experience
Applicants should have a B.A./B.S., or M.A/M.S. in biology,
cell/molecular biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, biotechnology,
or a related field.
A minimum of one-year prior experience in wet-lab is
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty,
staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff
member at VCU.
Position is Open Until Filled
This is a restricted position with no set end date; continued
employment is dependent upon project need, availability of funding,
ORP Eligible: No
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affirmative action university providing access to education and
employment without regard to race, color, religion, national
origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic
information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender
expression, or disability.
Please note that if you are employed as a university employee
working in any of the health system's facilities, you will need to
follow VCU Health System policies, which will include but will not
be limited to, vaccination requirements.
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.
UNIVERSITY JOB CODE: Labs/Research Technician
Salary Range: $35,000 - $45,000/annually
Department: Neurology / 1590
Employment Type: UF - University Employee FT
Restricted Status: Yes
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt