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CMRL Laboratory Technician

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Laboratory and Research

Job Description

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies (RGS) within the Virginia- Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM) has an opening for a Laboratory Technician in the Collaborative Multidisciplinary Research Laboratory (CMRL). The CMRL laboratory is a newly renovated shared laboratory space among faculty and graduate students/clinical residents across departments of VMCVM to conduct clinical veterinary research. The CMRL Lab Technician will perform wet lab work and pick up responsibilities such as supply ordering and receiving, equipment maintenance, and new user orientation. This technician will report to the Lab Manager, Michelle Todd, and assist with the day-to-day functions of the Collaborative Multidisciplinary Research Laboratory (CMRL) to support the research of clinical faculty and students. Perform and advise on laboratory techniques, including nucleic acid extraction, real-time and conventional PCR, cell culture, ELISA, flow cytometry, animal experiments, etc. Help maintain laboratory inventories for equipment usage, sample storage, and consumables storage. Assists in the maintenance of laboratory equipment inventories. Perform simple ongoing preventative maintenance of lab equipment and coordinate with external technicians for complex equipment maintenance. Assist with ordering and receiving supplies. Interact with RGS office needed.

Required Qualifications

-BS in Life Sciences
-Experience in a laboratory environment

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience with laboratory techniques
-Experience with maintenance of laboratory equipment
-Ability to / experience working with diverse faculty and resident/graduate students
-Good interpersonal and time-management skills

Pay Band

3; Salary

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Pay Band 3; Salary - To commensurate with experience. 

Review Date

September 25, 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.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Michelle Todd at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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