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Research Assistant

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice President for Research
Department: Fralin Biomedical Res. Institute
Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Categories: Research / Scientific

Job Description

The Lee lab at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC located in Roanoke aims to develop novel biomaterials that aid in modulating innate and adaptive immune responses for cancer immunotherapy. Our lab’s research interest focuses on drug/gene delivery, development of innate/adaptive immune agonists and immune cell engineering via chemical modification.
We are recruiting Research Assistant that will be responsible for performing in vitro experiments including cell cultures, and several assays, maintaining the mouse colony and genotyping, and assisting with lab-related administrative tasks such as ordering lab supplies and maintaining lab equipment.

Required Qualifications

- Demonstrated laboratory research experiences in cancer research.
- Demonstrated experience working with rodents.
- Demonstrated attention to detail, organization skills, excellent communication skills.
- Ability to organize and analyze experimental data.
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Desire to succeed in a fast-paced research environment with multiple duties.

Preferred Qualifications

- Bachelor's in chemistry, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, or an appropriate related field.

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Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

March 1st, 2024

Additional Information


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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