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The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking an experienced Research Laboratory Technician. The successful candidate is expected to support the College of Veterinary Medicine research, teaching, and clinical areas by doing biomedical disease research, with minimal supervision, by initiating and carrying out virology experiments and assays involving nucleic acid sequencing, cell culture, and laboratory animals. The research will focus on mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika virus and West Nile virus. This person is also expected to compile and analyze the resulting data according to specific instructions from the principal investigator. The position will also involve routine laboratory duties and maintenance of the lab. A two-year commitment to the position is desired. After two years, future opportunity to extend the position is dependent upon available funding.
BS in microbiology, molecular biology, or equivalent field; previous work experience in a research laboratory setting; previous experience performing virology, molecular, or cellular assays on nucleic acids and proteins including cell culture and PCR; experience using word processing and spreadsheet software; knowledge of molecular biology and infectious diseases; ability to learn new procedures; ability to work independently, organize and assume responsibility; ability to work with more than one on-going project simultaneously; excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
MS in microbiology, molecular biology, or equivalent field; previous experience managing laboratory operations including budget responsibilities and ordering supplies; previous experience performing laboratory experiments and procedures involving laboratory mice and sequence analyses.
Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Restricted
Percent Employment: Full-time
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