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Laboratory Technician

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Laboratory Technician
Role Title: Laboratory & Research Specialist I
Posting Number: SW0170818
About Virginia Tech:

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Position Summary:

The Pickrell laboratory in the School of Neuroscience at Virginia Tech is recruiting a laboratory technician who can independently oversee and assist in ongoing research activities. This candidate will also assist the primary investigator (PI) with operational oversight of the laboratory. This position is a research position where the candidate will function independently and responsibility while reporting directly to the laboratory PI Dr. Alicia Pickrell. This individual is expected to support research efforts focused on mitochondrial function and how mitochondrial dysfunction contributes to neurodegenerative disease.

Required Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s of Science degree or equivalent in Neuroscience, Biology, Biochemistry, or related discipline or equivalent training and/or experience.
- Wet bench laboratory experience performing techniques applicable to molecular neuroscience, cell biology, or biochemistry research.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Previous laboratory experience in a biomedical research laboratory.
- Experience and knowledge about mouse genetics, cell and molecular biology, and mitochondrial biology.
- Basic knowledge of molecular neuroscience and a fundamental understanding of standard laboratory equipment ranging from centrifuges to PCR.
- Experience with rodent animal models is a plus.

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

To apply, applicants must complete the online application at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #SW0170818, and submit a resume and list of three professional references as an attachment to the application. Review of applications will begin on October 26, 2017.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 11/10/2018
FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Band: 3
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
Department: School of Neuroscience
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F 8-5
Posting Date: 10/12/2017
Review Begin Date: 10/26/2017
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/80639

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  3. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only).
    • Yes
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Required Documents

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