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Laboratory Technician, Muscular Dystrophy Translational Research - School of Medicine / Neurology

Company: Virginia Commonwealth University
Location: Richmond
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Laboratory Technician, Muscular Dystrophy Translational Research Program - School of Medicine / Neurology

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)School of Medicine is a premier academic medical center located in the heart ofRichmond. Accounting for almost half of VCU's sponsored research, the School ofMedicine is internationally recognized for patient care and education. Allfull-time university staff are eligible for our generous benefits package thatincludes choices for health, vision, and dental coverage, life-insurance, shortand long-term disability coverage, retirement planning, tax-deferred annuity andcash match programs, flexible spending accounts, tuition benefits, significantpaid-time off, 12 paid holidays, and more.Explore our benefits further here:


To join an active research laboratory in Neurology and to participate in a genetic nerve and muscle disorders program. This translational group is focused on understanding the molecular pathogenesis of the muscular dystrophies, development of therapies for these conditions, and developing biomarkers for use in clinical trials. This position would focus on laboratory work that would promote these goals through cellular models, sequencing of patient samples, and analysis of therapeutic compounds.

Duties and Responsibilities

---(50%): Bench Work with cellular models on the muscular dystrophies, including developing myoblast lines, culturing and differentiating iPSCs and maintaining neuronal cultures
o Perform PCR analyses for RNA splicing events
o Prepare DNA and RNA for sequencing platforms
o Prepare cell cultures and other tissue preparations for immunohistochemistry
o Isolate RNA and DNA for sequencing across various projects
o Prepare culture media
o Prepare other standard laboratory reagents

---(30%): Project Implementation
o Assist in development of project scope of work and protocol
o Implement and conduct the project in the lab
o Assist in data analysis
o Provide input in designing subsequent experimental methodologies

---(20%): Inventory and Equipment Maintenance Tracking
o Track inventory and request fulfillment orders as needed
o Maintain equipment calibration and preventative maintenance records and schedule appropriate service as needed

Essential Qualifications
---BS in Science
---2 or more years of experience in a laboratory
---Experience with cellular models, processing samples, sequencing
---Experience working independently in a laboratory setting
---Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications
---Experience with cell culture, PCR and protein analysis
---Experience with a team science approach

The School of Medicine continuouslystrives for our workplace and learning environment to reflect the demographicand social milieu of the communities we serve.All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

This position is open until filled, witha priority application review date of July 1, 2022

ORP Eligible: No

This is a restricted position with noset end date; continued employment isdependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance.

UNIVERSITY POSITION: Lab/Research Technician

Salary Range: $38,000 - $49,000/annually

Position Details:

Department: Neurology / 1590
Employment Type: UF - University Employee FT
Restricted Status: Yes
FTE: 100
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Contact Information:

Contact Name: Denise Mitchell

Contact Email:

Contact Phone:

Keywords: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond , Laboratory Technician, Muscular Dystrophy Translational Research - School of Medicine / Neurology, Healthcare , Richmond, Virginia

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