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Lab Manager- East Marshall Street Well Project

Richmond

Lab Manager- East Marshall Street Well Project

  • req2041
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • Forensic Science
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery - the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to
work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

We invite applications for a lab manager to support the work of the East Marshall Street Well Project.

The East Marshall Street Well Project is a VCU initiative designed to work with the community in addressing the discovery of human bones and artifacts from the 19th century in an abandoned well uncovered during construction on Virginia Commonwealth University’s MCV Campus. The work has involved a community process that encouraged learning about the human remains discovered near East Marshall Street and sought community input in the formation of the Family Representative Council. The Family Representative Council served to represent the “descendant community” and made recommendations on behalf of those individuals whose remains were discovered to support appropriate study, memorialization and reburial with dignity. For additional information on the project, please see: www.emsw.vcu.edu.

Position Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include:
enforcement of lab safety protocols
lab task management
•organizing regular laboratory meetings
record keeping (inventory, photographic documentation, sample tracking, training records, health and safety records, non-disclosure forms, etc.)
•ordering supplies and equipment in a timely manner (familiarity with RealSource helpful)
management of personnel - hourly workers and graduate students in the lab
coordination with the DNA sequencing lab personnel (faculty and students)
assist in providing progress updates to the Family Representative Council when requested

Required Qualifications:

BS/MS in Forensic Science or closely related discipline
familiarity with DNA extraction and sequencing procedures
willingness to participate in community engagement activities surrounding the EMSWP
willingness to assist in management of a research team

Preferred Qualifications:

familiarity with the EMSWP
previous management experience
Willingness to participate in writing reports, scholarly articles, etc. related to the project.

To apply, please apply online and include a resume, cover letter and contact information for two professional references.

 

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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