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Laboratory Support Services Tech

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Laboratory and Research

Job Description

Supports the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM) research, teaching, TRACSS and clinical areas by cleaning and sterilizing laboratory items, producing distilled and deionized water, and decontaminating infectious materials. This position will be in the laboratory of Sterilization and Laboratory Support Services within the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. The position will involve supporting faculty, and lab personnel in multiple lab facilities around campus that houses primarily the VMCVM faculty. This position will require ordering supplies, operation and management of autoclaves and washers, and working as a team to manage these facilities (fiscally and physically). Monitor the allotted budget and report to the Associate Dean for Research as needs change. Other duties and responsibilities will be as
assigned by the Associate Dean of Research & Graduate Studies, and position will be reviewed and may be changed at any time based on the requirements of the CVM programs and missions.

Required Qualifications

Previous experience in a lab environment; ability to keep accurate records and to interpret verbal and written instructions; ability to interact with faculty, staff and students; ability to follow standard operating procedures for cleaning and decontamination; ability to recognize equipment problems and notify repair service in the absence of the supervisor; ability to work independently or with a team at different locations; ability to organize workload and adapt to schedule changes.

Preferred Qualifications

B.S, in Biology, chemistry or related field. Previous experience cleaning laboratory glassware using commercial washers; previous experience sterilizing and decontaminating items using sterilizers; working knowledge of academic research labs.

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Salary Information

Salary; Commensurate with experience

Review Date

January 24, 2022

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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