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Laboratory Technician (Howe Lab)

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
Laboratory and Research

Job Description

The Howe laboratory in the School of Neuroscience at Virginia Tech is recruiting a laboratory technician who can independently oversee and assist in ongoing research activities. This candidate will also assist the primary investigator (PI) with operational oversight of the laboratory. This position is a research position where the candidate will function independently and responsibly while reporting directly to the laboratory PI Dr. Matt Howe. This individual is expected to support research efforts focused on mitochondrial function and how mitochondrial dysfunction contributes to neurodegenerative disease.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's of Science degree or equivalent in Neuroscience, Biology, Biochemistry, or related discipline or equivalent training and/or experience.
  • Wet bench laboratory experience performing techniques applicable to molecular neuroscience, cell biology, or biochemistry research.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous laboratory experience in a biomedical research laboratory.
  • Experience and knowledge about mouse genetics, cell and molecular biology, and mitochondrial biology.
  • Basic knowledge of molecular neuroscience and a fundamental understanding of standard laboratory equipment ranging from centrifuges to PCR.
  • Experience with rodent animal models is a plus.

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The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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