Research Technician

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Research
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Posted on July 12, 2021

Job Description

A full-time Research Technician position is available after September, 2021 in the laboratory of Dr. Jia-Ray Yu, located at the Virginia Tech research facilities in the newly established Research & Innovation Campus of Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. The primary role of this position includes laboratory organization, technical assistance for wet lab based experiments, and maintenance of lab supplies/reagents. The common techniques used in lab include mammalian tissue culture, insect cell culture, protein purification, and basic molecular biology/biochemistry experiments. This position can serve you as the ideal springboard for pursuing advanced graduate education and a possibility of enrolling Virginia Tech graduate programs can be discussed.

Required Qualifications

• BA/BS degree in any of related sciences.
• 2-year experience in a wet-lab based working environment. Experience in laboratory organization is highly preferred.
• Basic laboratory technical skills are required, such as gel electrophoresis, western blot, PCR, cloning, and tissue culture.
• Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational and team skills.
• Highly motivated and creative.

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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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