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Laboratory Assistant

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Position Information

Role Code/Title 59073 - Lab & Research Spec I
Position Number H59073
Working Title Laboratory Assistant
Recruitment Pool All Applicants
Anticipated Hiring Range $13.00 - $15.00
Campus MCV Campus
Position Type Hourly
Hours/Week 29 maximum
Normal work days
Normal work hours
Job Category Laboratory
Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No
Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No
Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant.
Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required.
Resource Critical Yes
Description of the Job

The Laboratory Assistant position will involve cloning of vectors, including crispr/cas9 plasmids, and general support for projects in a number of different solid tumors. The successful candidate will assist with studies involving molecular mechanisms and drug efficacy using simple and complex laboratory experiments for required procedures.

Required Qualifications

- Knowledge of basic molecular biotechnology, biochemistry and biology.
- Relevant laboratory knowledge and experience including ability to calculate molarities and make up complex solutions, understanding of acid-base titration, and ability to work with DNA and protein.
- Cloning experience in bacteria and/or mammalian cells.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Ability to maintain Web-based database and update forms/procedures.
- Ability to serve as a team member and to continuously refine protocols and procedures for efficiency and effectiveness.

Preferred Qualifications

- B.S. in Biology or above, Biochemistry or Molecular Biology or equivalent applicable training.
- Extensive knowledge of basic molecular biotechnology, biochemistry and biology with relevant laboratory experience that includes the ability to calculate molarities and make up complex solutions.

Job Open Date 09/14/2017
Remove from posting on or before
Open Until Filled No
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