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Laboratory Technician

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

Job Description

The Lam laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech is recruiting a laboratory technician who can independently oversee and help with ongoing research activities. The candidate will also assist the PI with operational oversight of the laboratory including ordering supplies, maintaining lab equipment, organizing the lab and helping other group members with experiments as necessary. The candidate will be trained in the specifics of the job in a molecular laboratory setting and then is expected to function independently and responsibly while reporting directly to the laboratory PI. This individual will support research efforts focused on cloning and creating knockouts in mammalian cells.

Our lab studies how a host is susceptible to bacterial infection at the molecular level and develops pathogen-directed and host directed therapeutics against bacterial pathogens.

We are an enthusiastic group with a supportive lab culture and we inspire each other to grow as leaders, educators, and innovators. 

Required Qualifications

Use of standard lab equipment, including centrifuges, PCR machines, are expected.
- Experience with molecular biology techniques, including PCR, restriction digests, DNA isolation, and ligations.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications

- B.S. or M.S. degree in Microbiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or a related field.
- Previous laboratory experience in a biomedical research laboratory.
- Previous experience and knowledge of culturing bacteria and mammalian cells.

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Salary Information

Commensurate with experience but within budget maximum

Review Date

Monday, May 19, 2023

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.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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