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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Lab & Research Tech
Role Title: Laboratory & Research Technician
Posting Number: SW0140691
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.

Position Summary:

A part-time technician position is available in the laboratory investigating brain response to emotional distress using animal models. The responsibilities include managing mouse colony, running behavioral tests on mice, immunohistochemical analyses of brain tissues and assistance with general lab needs.

Required Qualifications:

Good communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to recognize abnormal behavior and clinical signs in laboratory animals.
Demonstrated ability to follow instructions.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior laboratory experience is desirable but not absolutely necessary.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below, Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Must be able to work during afternoon hours.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

E-mail a letter describing your interests and experience, CV and names of three references to: Alexei Morozov at alexeim@vtc.vt.edu

Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: Varies
FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Part-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Band: 2
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
Department: VT Carilion Research Institute
Work Location: Other - Virginia
Location, if not Blacksburg: Roanoke, VA
Location Zip Code: 24016
Work Schedule: As Needed
Posting Date: 01/20/2017
Review Begin Date: 02/24/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran 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 any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/51921

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  1. Description of recruiting source:

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  2. How did you first learn about this job opening
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    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents