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Hourly Lab Technician

Employer
Virginia Commonwealth University
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 23, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Description:

The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology is seeking to recruit an hourly lab technician to work in Dr. Selley’s lab performing and developing in vitro assays to assess the actions of novel neuroactive drugs using molecular, biochemical and cellular approaches. This position would efficiently, accurately and according to laboratory protocols, conduct studies on cultured cell lines and animal tissue (brain and spinal cord), including various in vitro assays. Procedures include, but are not limited to, radioligand binding assays, cell-based assays (with plate reader readout), radio enzyme assays, gel electrophoresis, immunoblotting, spectrophotometry, immunolabeling and reagent preparation.

This position would also maintain cell cultures using sterile technique, clean glassware and instruments daily as needed according to lab procedures, monitor laboratory for appropriate containment of radioactivity and monitor stock in laboratory and order supplies when necessary.


Required Qualifications:

Must have thorough knowledge of general laboratory procedures and terminology. Must be able to conduct multiple experiments in a temporally overlapping manner, communicate effectively and interact positively with co-workers in the laboratory, department and university. Must be able to work efficiently and positively in a diverse environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prefer master’s or bachelor’s degree in a life science program (biology, biochemistry, biopsychology, pharmacology, etc.) and at least 6 months of experience working in a research laboratory, performing molecular biology, cell biology and/or biochemistry techniques.

Hours/Days: Up to 29 hours per week

Salary Range: $14-19/Hour



Position Details:

Department: SOM-Pharmacology & Toxicology
Employment Type: H1 - Hourly
Restricted Status: Yes
FTE: .50
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt




Contact Information:

Contact Name: Courtney Wilkins

Contact Email: Courtney.Wilkins@vcuhealth.org




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