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Research Technician

Agriculture / Life Science

Blacksburg

Research Technician

  • 522716
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • School of Animal Sciences
  • Agriculture / Life Science
  • Staff
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

A full-time research technician position is available in the Jarome lab investigating epigenetic mechanisms of obesity development in the brain. The lab uses a combination of common rodent obesity paradigms with a variety of biochemical and molecular genetic approaches, including but not limited to western blotting, RT-PCR, bisulfite sequencing, chromatin immunoprecipitation and CRISPR-dCas9. For this position, the research technician will be responsible for conducting experiments and analyzing data for an externally funded project on the role of DNA methylation in the development of obesity. Specific responsibilities include animal (rat) handling, weighing, feeding, and surgery (stereotaxic), brain tissue collection and dissection, and performing a variety of biochemical and molecular genetic assays as directed by the principal investigator. The successful applicant may be asked to train other lab personnel as needed by the principal investigator and can be involved in manuscript preparation if desired.

Required Qualifications

Experience working with rodents in a laboratory setting and with basic/common molecular biology techniques (pipetting, etc.). However, the successful applicant does not need to have prior experience with all the techniques used in the lab as onsite training will be provided. The successful applicant needs to have good communication and organization skills and be able to work in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

B.S. or B.A. in neuroscience or another related field. Previous experience performing rodent stereotaxic surgeries is desirable but not absolutely necessary.

Pay Band

2

Appointment Type

Restricted

Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

12/01/2022

Additional Information

A full-time research technician position is available in the School of Animal Sciences (Jarome Lab) at Virginia Tech

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. Timothy Jarome at tjjarome@vt.eduduring 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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