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Laboratory Technician

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
Laboratory and Research

Job Description

This individual is expected to support the research on viral vaccines and therapeutics using gnotobiotic (Gn) pig models and will be mostly involved in daily collection of rectal/nasal swab samples from Gn pigs, process swab, blood and intestinal content samples; assistant in preparing and administering various inoculums to Gn pigs; perform euthanasia of Gn pigs, and processes tissue samples and isolates mononuclear cells from lymphoid tissues of necropsied Gn pigs during animal experiments. This person is also responsible in performing daily data entry to Gn pig sample logbooks and/or databases, and compile sample and animal lists for each research project according to specific instructions from the principal investigator. This person is also expected to perform the daily housekeeping of the laboratories.

Required Qualifications

This person must be highly organized and assume responsibility, flexibility and versatility to be able to work on different laboratory duties and work with different personalities; have excellent data entry, management and record keeping skill and experience; and have good communication and interpersonal skills. Proficient with MS Excel, Word and Powerpoint software.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience working with Gn pigs; working in a BSL-2 laboratory; and handling biological samples from animals or humans.

Pay Band

3; wage

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Wage; Starting at $17 an hour

Review Date

July 15, 2024

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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