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Lab & Research Technician - MASSEY CANCER CENTER

Richmond

Lab & Research Technician - MASSEY CANCER CENTER

  • req3101
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23298
  • Massey Cancer Center
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
Massey Cancer Center

“To improve the lives of all Virginians by delivering cutting-edge cancer care through patient-centered prevention and treatment; high-impact, innovative research; community input and engagement; and education and training of the next generation of researchers and healthcare professionals.”

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Massey Cancer Center is a nationally ranked cancer center located in the heart of Downtown Richmond. All full-time staff are eligible for our generous benefits package that includes choices for health, vision, and dental coverage, life-insurance, short and long-term disability coverage, retirement planning, tax-deferred annuity and cash match programs, flexible spending accounts, tuition benefits, significant paid-time off,12 paid holidays, and more. Explore our benefits further here: https://hr.vcu.edu/current-employees/benefits/university-and academic-professional-benefits/

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities


The chief objective of this position is to provide support in lab research (molecular biology and cellular biology techniques) and to maintain laboratory supplies and equipment. Specific project is studying the regulation of gene expression in normal differentiation and development and in blood cells and in cancerous cells. Project assignments will change as priorities of the laboratory change.

Minimum Hiring Standards
  • Massey Cancer Center supports a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment. The candidate will demonstrate experience that shows their commitment to fostering such an environment.
  • Previous laboratory experience in cell culture and basic molecular biology and biochemical techniques required
  • Must be able to perform standard molecular biology techniques such as RNA and DNA isolation, qPCR, Western blots; Experience in molecular cloning also important
  • Detailed oriented, highly organized, good math skills, some prior lab experience required
  • Good organizational skills necessary; Must have ability to troubleshoot problems and ability to interpret data; Must interact well with colleagues
  • Minimal computer skills necessary

Preferred Hiring Standards
  • BS degree in relevant area (life sciences, biochemistry, or other science) or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred
  • Experience with hematopoietic cell culture is preferred
  • Practical experience in transfection of recombinant DNA constructs, BSL-2 level virus packaging and infection preferred

 

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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