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Community Ecology Lab Manager

Natural Resources, Other, Research / Scientific


Community Ecology Lab Manager

  • 524310
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Fish and Wildlife Conservation
  • Natural Resources
  • Other
  • Research / Scientific
  • Staff
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The lab manager will be responsible for the administrative, data, lab, and field tasks needed to support ongoing activities in the Rogers Lab. This will include handling hiring, travel, reimbursements, purchasing, and bills for our research projects (50% of the time), managing data and supervising data entry tasks (25% of the time), supervising students and conducting DNA extractions and library prep in the lab (15% of the time), and supervising students and conducting field work on plant-animal interactions (10% of the time).

Required Qualifications

• Experience working in a science related field, such as, biology, environmental science, botany, ecology, or other natural science
• Eligible candidates must have experience working in a lab

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science, botany, ecology, or other natural science
• Experience in DNA extractions
• Experience in ecological field work
• Project management experience

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Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

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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.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Jennifer Phillips at jewolfor@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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