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Laboratory & Administrative Coordinator


Laboratory & Administrative Coordinator

  • req193
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

Laboratory Coordinator/Administrative Assistant position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Said Sebti in the NCI-designated Massey Cancer Center and the department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. The research focus of the laboratory is to understand at the basic science level how normal cells become malignant and to translate such fundamental knowledge to the clinic.

The Laboratory Coordinator/Administrative Assistant will support a growing research lab by assisting the Principal Investigator and scientific staff with managing laboratory operations. Key responsibilities include: (1) assisting in development and maintenance of regulatory approvals for research protocols, IACUC, Material Transfer Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements and research sponsored research agreements (2) coordinating lab operations such as maintaining inventories, ordering supplies, and general maintenance, (3) Assisting in documenting and maintaining standard operating procedures, and (4) Providing administrative support in preparation of grants, abstracts, presentations, as well as assisting with scheduling and communications on behalf of the Principal Investigator.

Required Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a biomedical science with prior experience working in a research laboratory
  • Self-motivated and is able to manage daily activities, organize, plan, prioritize and complete tasks, duties and assignments timely and efficiently
  • Previous experience using computers and a variety of software applications including email, calendar products, Microsoft applications, Word, Power Point and web-based databases
  • Experience in working with a variety of research focused faculty in a research intensive environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a diverse environment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience in program or project management preferred

University Title: Research Coordinator, RS (1-3, 4-6)

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.VCU School of Medicine comprises 18 clinical departments, eight basic health science departments, and 11 affiliated institutes and centers, and provides preeminent education to physicians and scientists in order to improve the quality of healthcare for humanity. All full-time university 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/

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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