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Lab & Research Tech - Department of Pathology

Richmond

Lab & Research Tech - Department of Pathology

  • req2378
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • Department of Pathology
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
Lab and Research Technician, School of Medicine / Pathology

Summary

A Lab & Research Technician position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Senthil Radhakrishnan in the Department of Pathology at Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine. The successful candidate chosen for this position will participate in National Institutes of Health (NIH) and American Cancer Society (ACS)-funded projects focusing on the role of cellular protein degradation pathways in cancer using cell culture and mouse tumor models.

Major responsibilities in this position include performing mammalian cell culture, and assays such as western blots, qPCR and other related biochemical techniques. Minor responsibilities include working with mice cancer models and processing the tumor tissues. In addition, the candidate must participate in the design and performance of research projects, be able to report and interpret results to the principal investigator, other laboratory staff and students, as well as assisting other staff and troubleshooting experiments and instrument problems. Also, the candidate must be able to maintain detailed records of results from the experiments.

Required Qualifications
At least 1 year of experience working in a medical science research laboratory.
Some experience performing cell culture studies.
Some experience performing molecular biology/biochemical assays.
Good organizational skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff employee at VCU

Preferred Qualifications

A bachelor's degree in a biological field is highly preferred

University job code: Lab/Research Tech 1-3

ORP eligible: No

This is a restricted position with no set end date and continued employment is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance.

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine is a premier academic medical center located in the heart of Richmond. Accounting for almost half of VCU’s sponsored research, the School of Medicine is internationally recognized for patient care and education. All full-time university staff are eligible for VCU’s generous benefits package that includes: competitive health benefits, paid annual and holiday leave, retirement planning and savings options, tax-deferred annuity and cash match programs, Virginia Retirement System (VRS), professional development & certifications, tuition waiver, parental leave, caregiving leave and community service leave. Learn more about VCU’s benefits here:https://hr.vcu.edu/careers-at-vcu/why-work-at-vcu/

The School of Medicine continuously strives for our workplace and learning environment to reflect the demographic and social milieu of the communities we serve. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

 

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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