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Part Time Research Technician

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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: Vice President for Research
Department: Fralin Biomedical Res. Institute
Location: Roanoke Area
Categories: Administrative / Clerical, Research / Scientific

Job Description

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Part-Time Research Technician- A part-time Research Assistant is being sought to operate and maintain the GCMS and HPLC systems to perform metabolomics analyses in the Warren lab at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion in Roanoke, Virginia. The lab is equipped with the Shimadzu Triple Quadrupole GCMS-TQ8050 NX (EI/CI/NCI) and Nexera HPLC systems. Projects in the lab are highly interdisciplinary and combine basic and translational study to investigate metabolic regulation in the healthy and failing hearts. This position will provide an excellent opportunity to gain research experience in cardiac research and multisystems approach as preparation for graduate school or medical school.

Required application materials: Cover letter including statement of interest, CV/Resume, transcript, list of references. Two letters of recommendation will be required prior to final consideration.
Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will end when the position is filled. Expected start date is from July 1st, 2021.

Required Qualifications

• Excellent communication and organization, must be detail oriented, and capable of working independently and as part of a team.
• Demonstrated ability to interact respectfully and comfortably with all individuals in a
diverse, multicultural environment exercising judgment and high degree of confidentiality.
• Prior experience in operating and maintaining a mass-spectrometer or similar equipment.
• Working knowledge of mass-spectrometry principles and output data formats.

Preferred Qualifications

• B.S. in Biology, Chemistry, or a related field with an emphasis on laboratory experience, or equivalent education, training and experience.

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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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