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Laboratory Tech., Sr.

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
Laboratory and Research

Job Description

Provides technical assistance related to the safe, efficient, and continuous operation of chemistry teaching laboratories. Prepares laboratory materials such as reagent secondary containers stock solutions for teaching labs. Sets up apparatus for student experiments. Performs routine maintenance operations on various instruments. Works harmoniously with lab managers, instructional faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and other lab staff. Provides support to instructional faculty, during select early evening hours, such as stockroom service and backup in the case of a rare emergency.

Required Qualifications

* Working knowledge of general and organic chemistry equivalent to two years of college
chemistry with labs.
* Experience working in a lab environment.
* Experience using computers for tasks such as date entry, record-keeping using
established systems, and electronic communication.
* Strong communication, organization, and trouble-shooting skills.
* Ability to work with minimal supervision and to interact professionally with students, staff,
and faculty.
* Customer service orientation.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in chemistry or a related field.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience 

Review Date


Additional Information

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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