The Kojima Lab is looking for a responsible and well-organized laboratory technician who can assist independent research. A successful applicant will be involved in a research project to understand the function of a non-coding gene, and employ molecular and cellular biology techniques, including mammalian cell culture, CRISPR/Cas9 technology, RT-qPCR, and chromatin Immunoprecipitation. Depending on progress, the spectrum of techniques may expand to immunoblotting, bioinformatics, and other techniques of molecular/cellular biology. Additional responsibilities include the maintenance of laboratory inventory, stocks, records, databases, purchasing, as well as the general organization of the laboratory. The Kojima laboratory is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion at Virginia Tech, and we welcome applications from individuals with disabilities, and members of minorities or other disadvantaged groups.
- One or more years of experience in an academic lab
- Excellent organizational and accurate records-keeping skills
- Basic computer literacy
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Good communication skills
- Experience in basic molecular biology techniques (PCR, DNA cloning, RT-qPCR, immunoblotting etc.)
- Bachelor of Science degree in biology, biochemistry or a related discipline
- Experience in CRISPR/Cas9, chromatin Immunoprecipitation, or any other biochemical techniques
- Experience in mammalian cell culture
Commensurate with experience but within budget maximum
August 9, 2021
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check
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