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Virginia Commonwealth University Office of the Provost and V

Document ID: AD035-3FV9 Posted on: 2019-03-0103/01/2019 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time
2019-03-31
 

Research Medical Laboratory Technician

Posting Details

Recruitment Pool All Applicants
Recruitment Type Single Title
Scope of Search Local
Working Title Research Medical Laboratory Technician
Position Number 579650
Position Type Staff
Job Status Full-Time
FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt
Employee Group University Employee
Department Pharmacology & Toxicology
Organizational Overview
At VCU , we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery - the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It's a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities
The laboratory examines how opiate drugs influence the cellular and molecular pathogenesis of HIV infection in the brain. Thus, the lab pursues cross-disciplinary research in neuroscience, pharmacology, neuroimmunology, virology, and neuropathology. Research involves the use of animal and human cells in culture, infectious and non-infectious models of HIV , and the use of rodents, as well as human pathology samples. The job requires an ability to efficiently and carefully conduct procedures and operations related to experimental procedures within the lab.

Minimum Hiring Standards
Needed is a medical technologist (or equivalent) with experience working with mouse tissues, frozen/cryostat sectioning, and immunohistochemistry. Minimum educational qualifications include a BS in a related field or equivalent training and experience and previous employment in a related position. Specific techniques: The candidate is expected to have knowledge of (i) histological procedures and microscopy (widefield and confocal); (ii) biochemical assays, including the isolation, purification, and characterization of proteins (e.g., western blotting) and basic molecular biology (e.g., isolation and characterization of nucleic acids, PCR , quantitative PCR ), and (iii) cell culture. Must have excellent communications skills and a demonstrated ability to work professionally and efficiently with students, faculty and technical staff.

Preferred Hiring Standards
Significant experience in histology and immunochemistry is desirable. Some knowledge of neuroscience, neuropathology and immunology is also desirable.

Required Licenses/ Certifications
Anticipated Hiring Range $33,000-$48,000
Application Process/Additional Information
Campus MCV Campus
Hours/Week 40
Normal Work Days/Hours Monday - Friday; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Job Open Date 08/28/2018
Posting will close on or before
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Category Laboratory
Is this a restricted position? Yes
Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No
Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required.
Resource Critical No

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * This position will require the incumbent to perform lab related work that involves the use of or access to drugs. Do you have any criminal convictions that would preclude you from being considered for this position? This may include crimes related to drug possession, manufacture, distribution, trafficking, etc. (A conviction will be judged on its own merits with respect to time, circumstances, seriousness, and the extent to which it is related to the job for which you are applying.)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If yes, please provide the following" Description of offense, Statute or ordinance if known, Dare of Charge, Date of Conviction, and County, City, State of Conviction.
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * This position requires interaction with animals. Do you have any criminal convictions that would preclude you from being considered for this position? This may include crimes of moral turpitude such as animal abuse, animal neglect, animal fighting, etc. (A conviction will be judged on its own merits with respect to time, circumstances, seriousness, and the extent to which it is related to the job for which you are applying.)
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * If yes, please provide the following: Description of offense, Statute or ordinance if known, Date of Charge, Date of Conviction, and County, City, State of Conviction.
    (Open Ended Question)
  5. * Can you perform routine histological procedures, including processing, sectioning (frozen, paraffin or vibratome), and staining (immunohistochemistry and routine) of tissues?
    • Yes to all
    • Yes to some
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience with ELISA assays, immunoblot techniques, and protein purification?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Are you able to perform standard molecular biology techniques such as plasmid preparations, RNA and DNA isolation, PCR, sequencing, cloning, transformations, northern and southern hybridizations and westerns?
    • Yes to all
    • Yes to some
    • No
  8. * Do you have knowledge of sterile techniques that are used in the tissue culture of primary mouse cells and human cell lines?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Are you comfortable working with human tissue or blood specimens?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you have experience with immunocytochemistry or immunohistochemistry?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * Do you have experience with light microscopy (fluorescence or brightfield) and photographing or analyzing microscopic images?
    • Yes to all
    • Yes to some
    • No
  12. * Do you have experience in confocal microscopy?
    • Yes
    • No
  13. * Are you extremely organized and an efficient time manager? Please comment briefly.
    (Open Ended Question)
  14. * Hours: Can you work flexible hours including some weekends?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Resume




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