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Research Assistant

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

Job Description

The position is responsible for providing technical support for the Yuan Laboratory at Virginia Tech. The individuals report directly to Dr. Lijuan Yuan. Duties will involve performing animal procedures in gnotobiotic pig facility and assist research projects in immunology and virology in BSL2 lab.

Required Qualifications

• Successful completion of a bachelor of science degree in Biology, Animal Science, Microbiology or related field. (or a combination of work experience and education)
• Current work permit in the US

Preferred Qualifications

• Prior experience working in a BLS2 lab.
• Experienced in immunology/virology assays
• Prior experience working with animals

Pay Band

3; Wage

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Wage; Starting at $17.00 an hour

Review Date


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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