A full-time Research Assistant is being sought to support multiple projects in the lab of Dr. Jessica Pfleger at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion in Roanoke, Virginia. Research in the Pfleger lab focuses on the regulation of gene expression in the heart. Specifically, current projects examine the epigenetic and transcriptional mechanisms that control gene expression in cardiac health and disease. Research Assistants are a critical part of the scientific team and are responsible for technical assistance with experiments, data processing and management, ordering of lab supplies and equipment, and maintenance of equipment and work areas. A successful team member will be highly motivated, detail-oriented, and organized with strong communication skills.
• BA/BS degree in biology or related field.
• Prior research experience is preferred, but not require.
• Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational and team skills.
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check
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