Lab & Research Technician - School of Medicine / Neurology

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 20, 2023

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 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:


The Thangarajh laboratory is looking for a highly-motivated, qualified research
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 exceptionally
motivated individual, who is capable of working independently, is reliable, organized,
detail-oriented, and excited about scientific research. Candidates with prior
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.

Typical Duties

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 required.

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, and performance.

ORP Eligible: No

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, 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

Position Details:

Department: Neurology / 1590
Employment Type: UF - University Employee FT
Restricted Status: Yes
FTE: 100
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

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