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Laboratory Technician

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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department: Biochemistry
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Agriculture / Life Science

Job Description

The Food Analysis Laboratory Control Center (FALCC) seeks qualified candidates to assist in carrying out the daytoday operations of a research project involving a high volume of food samples. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, sample receipt and login, sample homogenization, shipment of subsamples, daily monitoring of ultralow freezers, and general lab cleanup. This is a pooled position.

Required Qualifications

Experience with laboratory record keeping; Experience with preparation of food samples for chemical analysis of nutrients in a research setting; Detail oriented with the ability to follow instructions; Experience using computers for basic data entry and record keeping using established systems; Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication abilities; Demonstrated ability to keep neat, accurate, and complete records.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience following Standard Operating Procedures; Experience working in a food analysis, quality control, or other analytical service laboratory.

Pay Band


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

January 24, 2020 (Open until filled)

Additional Information

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

About Virginia Tech

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