Research Laboratory Technician

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Science
Posted on September 14, 2021
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Job Description

The successful candidate is expected to work on independent project(s) via conducting both in vitro and in vivo experiments, data collection/analysis, manuscript preparation (method and results), lab organization, and maintenance. The research project(s) involves animal (rats) care, limb frostbite injury, blood collection, and histological staining. The multidisciplinary approaches, associated with biochemistry, cell biology, pathological, and physiology will be used. The lab will provide various supports necessary to complete the proposed project.

Required Qualifications

The candidate should hold a bachelor degree (or above) in the biological fields with independent ability to do common wet-lab experiments, such as Western blot, PCR, and/or immunostaining. Experience with rodent (rat) handling and surgery are plus. The employee should be self-motivated, and willing to learn new experimental skills, and work individually and collaboratively in a friendly working environment.

Preferred Qualifications

MS or PhD degree in Molecular biology, Biochemistry, Physiology or equivalent field; Bachelor degree with previous research experience and wet-lab skills can be also considered.

Pay Band

3 - Wage

Appointment Type

Restricted

Salary Information

Wage: $14 - $18 an hour

Review Date

September 6, 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination.

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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