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Laboratory Specialist

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Equine Medical Ancillary
Location: Leesburg, Virginia
Categories: Research / Scientific, Veterinary Medicine

Job Description

The Marion DuPont Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, VA seeks a Laboratory Specialist. This position is to serve as laboratory specialist and clinical service coordinator for Regenerative Medicine Service. Qualified candidate is to perform laboratory functions culturing mesenchymal stem cells and progenitor cells for tissue engineering and repair in a GLP setting. Specific therapeutic targets include joint, tendon and ligament injuries. Other responsibilities include general laboratory organization and maintenance and client communications. A qualified candidate will be responsible for the following under the guidance and supervision of the supervisor: client communications, sample acquisition and shipping, general laboratory protocols for tissue processing and cell culture, equipment maintenance, following GLP laboratory policies, inventory management and ordering supplies. Techniques utilized include: tissue processing from animals, sterile procedures and aseptic technique, primary cell culture, RNA and DNA purification, gel electrophoresis, and PCR.

Required Qualifications

BS in biological science or related field; experience working in a laboratory setting; working knowledge of aseptic procedure; experience and working knowledge of molecular and cell biological techniques including, but not limited to, cell culture, DNA and RNA isolation and PCR; experience in data organization and storage, and inventory management; familiarity with working under GLP; good computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft office: Word, PowerPoint and Excel; experience working with laboratory research animals such as, but not limited to, horses and companion animals. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision performing tasks that require a substantial level of thought and training. Attention to detail is necessary. Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment are necessary. Strong organizational skills and thorough notetaking experience is necessary. Experience in customer service.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree in biological field.

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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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