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Laboratory & Research Technician

Agriculture / Life Science


Laboratory & Research Technician

  • 524144
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Biochemistry
  • Agriculture / Life Science
  • Staff
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The Lahondère lab is currently seeking a Laboratory Technician to support the laboratory of Dr. Chloé Lahondère at Virginia Tech. The laboratory technician will primarily assist the Principal Investigator (PI) and her laboratory members with performing behavioral, biochemical and molecular biology experiments in mosquitoes including maintaining mosquito strains for these specific experiments. There are opportunities for attending professional meetings, writing manuscripts, and publication of research findings.

Required Qualifications

Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Excellent organizational skills; A valid driver’s license.; Willing to work in laboratory, field, and insectary environments with potentially hazardous conditions (e.g. heat, chemicals, and mosquito bites); Ability to multi-task, and prioritize work assignments; Ability to work independently on projects under the supervision of the PI; Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and maintain good working relationships; Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science, Biochemistry, Entomology or related discipline; or equivalent years of training and experience; Knowledge of basic biochemical and molecular biology techniques.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science, Biochemistry, Entomology or related discipline; At least 1 year of experience working in a research lab; Strong interest in biological and Public Health related research.

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Commensurate with Experience

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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 Dr. Chloé Lahondère at lahonder@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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