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Research Associate- Yu Lab

Research / Scientific


Research Associate- Yu Lab

  • 524409
  • Washington, Virginia, United States, 22747
  • Fralin Biomedical Res. Institute
  • Research / Scientific
  • Research Faculty
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

A full-time research associate is sought for the lab of Dr. Jia-Ray Yu at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion, located at Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus (CNRIC) in Washington, DC. The Yu lab studies the fundamental mechanisms underlying epigenetic regulation in human cancers. We use a range of tools and techniques include advanced molecular biology, biochemistry, reconstituted systems, stem cell cultures, and genomic sequencing. In addition to our research, we are actively engaged with the surrounding community through outreach programs. We seek a qualified individual to work across multiple projects in the lab to standardize our cell culture protocols and methods, prepare cells and samples for use across projects. This individual will also be responsible for various management tasks including research experiments and ordering/restocking of supplies within the laboratory. They will also train new lab members in appropriate methodology and laboratory technique as needed as well as be knowledgeable about all equipment and resources within the lab. They will be expected to collaboratively work within the lab and also with external collaborators to the lab.

Required Qualifications

• Master's degree in Biology or Biochemistry related field with equitable laboratory experience.
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
• Effective project and time management.
• Effective organizational skills.
• Demonstrated ability to document protocols, techniques, and maintain inventories.
• Extensive expertise in molecular biology and biochemistry.
• Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date


Additional Information

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 Brittany Shelton at sheltb@vtc.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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