Laboratory Specialist - Pharmacology & Toxicology

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 24, 2022


Seeking a highly motivated individual to be a part of a dynamic research team leading NIH-sponsored efforts to develop novel medications to treat Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). The selected candidate will learn to perform intravenous catheterization surgery in rats using sterile technique under general anesthesia, set up and run behavioral test sessions and analyze data. Duties also include but are not limited to: making sterile solutions, administering test medications, monitoring rodent health and care, treating minor illnesses not requiring veterinary services and maintaining experimental equipment). The position also requires the ability accurately record, update and maintain daily experimental data, make graphs, perform basic statistical analysis and maintain data backup copies.

**We will be recruiting up to two positions from this posting**

Required Education and Experience

Ability to coordinate and manage multiple studies simultaneously, with low error rate; ability to communicate with coworkers and supervisor; ability to work effectively as part of a team. 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 Education and Experience

Highly preferred is a bachelor’s degree. Previous experience with lab animals and/or previous lab experience (as student or employee) is also desirable.

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 the 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. VCU School of Medicine comprises 18 clinical departments, eight basic health science departments, and 11 affiliated institutes and centers, and provides preeminent education to 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:

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: 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:

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