Laboratory Specialist

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
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Posted on July 10, 2020

Job Description

The laboratory specialist will perform experiments in a research laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences. This laboratory focuses on bacteria using tools in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, and protein science. Common techniques include PCR, molecular cloning, microbiology assays, protein expression and purification. Duties include planning, executing and documenting research experiments as directed by the PI, maintaining detailed records of procedures and results as well as laboratory maintenance and supervision of a dishwasher. The successful candidate should have a strong working ethic, good organization and time management skills.  Must be available to work at least 20 hours/week.   

Required Qualifications

Previous experience in a Molecular biology/Microbiology/Biochemistry research laboratory. Hands-on knowledge of techniques in microbiology and molecular biology.  Must be available to work at least 20 hours/week.   

Preferred Qualifications

Relevant undergraduate/graduate degree in Microbiology, Molecular Biology or related fields. Experience with microtiter plate assays, RNA and DNA work. Experience with independent research projects is highly desirable.

Pay Band


Salary Information

$14 - $20, depending on experience 

Review Date

March 20, 2020

Additional Information

 The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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