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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Biomedical Science
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Research / Scientific, Veterinary Medicine

Job Description

This individual is expected to support the research on development of rotavirus and norovirus vaccines using gnotobiotic (Gn) pig models. She will be mostly involved in daily collection of rectal/nasal swab samples from Gn pigs, process swab, blood and intestinal content samples; assistant in preparing and administering various inoculums to Gn pigs; perform euthanasia of Gn pigs, and processes tissue samples and isolates mononuclear cells from lymphoid tissues of necropsied Gn pigs during animal experiments. This person is also responsible in performing daily data entry to Gn pig sample logbooks and/or databases, and compile sample and animal lists for each research project according to specific instructions from the principal investigator. This person is also expected to perform the daily housekeeping of the laboratories.

Required Qualifications

This person must be highly organized and assume responsibility, flexibility and versatility to be able to work on different laboratory duties and work with different personalities; have excellent data entry, management and record keeping skill and experience; and have good communication and interpersonal skills. Proficient with MS Excel, Word and HokieMart.

Preferred Qualifications

DVM and previous experience working with Gn pigs; working in a BSL-2 laboratory; and handling biological samples from animals or humans.

Pay Band


Salary Information

Pay Band 2-Wage:Commensurate with experience

Review Date

February 3, 2020

Additional Information

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

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

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