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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Laboratory Technician
Role Title: Laboratory & Research Specialist I
Posting Number: SW0170275
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Laboratory Technician needed in the Hauf Lab in Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech. Our team studies the molecular mechanisms underlying reliable cell division using fission yeast as a model system. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, organized and reliable individual, who enjoys working in a team. The technician will assist with a research project that uses molecular biology, yeast molecular genetics, and CRISPR/Cas9-mediated scar-less genome engineering to explore the gene expression network of the mitotic checkpoint. Additional tasks include preparing reagents and maintaining reagent inventory, excellent record-keeping, and assisting other group members with their experiments.
Our laboratory is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion at Virginia Tech, and we welcome applications by individuals with disabilities, or members of minorities or other disadvantaged groups.

Required Qualifications:

- Laboratory experience in molecular biology such as PCR, cloning, etc.
- Experience performing basic computer functions.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Effective communication skills and ability to learn new procedures.
- Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Bachelor of Science degree in biology, biochemistry or a related discipline or equivalent training and/or experience.
- Laboratory experience in working with RNA.
- Laboratory experience with fluorescence microscopy.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:
Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

To apply applicants must complete the online application at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #SW0170275, and submit a cover letter, resume and list of references as an attachment to the application. Review of applications will begin on April 11, 2017.

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

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band: 3
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience & within budget allocation
Department: Biological Sciences
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5, could vary
Posting Date: 04/04/2017
Review Begin Date: 04/11/2017
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/75247

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only).
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (www.higheredjobs.com)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  4. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

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