A full-time Research Technician position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Jia-Ray Yu, located at the Virginia Tech research facilities in the newly established Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus (CNRIC) in Washington, DC. The primary role of this position includes laboratory organization, technical assistance for wet lab based experiments, and maintenance of lab supplies/reagents. The common techniques used in lab include mammalian tissue culture, insect cell culture, protein purification, and basic molecular biology/biochemistry experiments. This position can serve you as the ideal springboard for pursuing advanced graduate education and a possibility of enrolling Virginia Tech graduate programs can be discussed.
• BA/BS degree in biology/biochemistry or any other related field.
• At least 1-year experience in a wet-lab based working environment.
• Basic laboratory technical skills are required, such as gel electrophoresis, western blot, PCR, cloning, and tissue culture.
• Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational and team skills.
• Highly motivated and creative.
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
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