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Lab Research Technician-Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Employer
Virginia Commonwealth University
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 13, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description: The Laboratory / Research Technician will be responsible for any and all assigned basic lab functions and duties such as lab inventory maintenance; as well as conducting lab techniques and experiments such as preparation of media, processing cell cultures, running PCR tests, and carefully recording and assisting in the analysis of data and results. Duties may encompass both human subject and animal research.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a Biomedical Science; Ability to work in diverse and demanding environment; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Experience in a scientific laboratory and working in accordance with the scientific method; Willingness and ability to learn new experimental techniques with proper training and supervision by Supervisor / Investigator and then being able to carry out these experiments increasingly independently, satisfactorily and in a timely manner; Ability to think on their own and detect potential problems during the course of experiments so that they can discuss and troubleshoot with Supervisor / Investigator.

Preferred Qualifications: 1 to 2 years previous experience working in a scientific research laboratory;
Experience handling small research animals; Experience handling human tissue samples.

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. VCU School of Medicine comprises 18 clinical departments, eight basic health science departments, and 11 affiliated institutes and centers, and provides preeminent education top physicians and scientists in order to improve the quality of healthcare for humanity. 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: https://hr.vcu.edu/current-employees/benefits/university-and-academ.

This is a restricted position with no set end date and continued employment is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance. 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 Title: Lab/Research Technician (Open)

Salary Range: 32,100-44,000



Position Details:

Department: Department of Pediatrics
Employment Type: UF - University Employee FT
Restricted Status: Yes
FTE: 1.0
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt




Contact Information:

Contact Name: Frank Raucci

Contact Email: frank.raucci@vcuhealth.org




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