Biological Lab Technician - School of Medicine (Biochemistry)
Morgantown, WV 
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Description

West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a Biological Lab Technician with the Department of Biochemistry

About the Opportunity

The selected candidate will work with the Principal Investigator (PI) to understand the roles of molecular motors in human vision and hearing processes. We also strive to identify new molecular targets for treatments for both congenital and acquired deaf-blindness. You will help the team in research supplies and lab logistics. You will also actively participate in the ongoing research including regular presentation at our weekly group meetings.

At WVU Research Corporation, we strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU Research Corporation offers a comprehensive benefits package with a variety of options to suit your needs:
* 13 paid holidays ()
* PTO
* 403(b) retirement savings with a fully vested 3% employee contribution match, (Employees have the option of contributing an additional 1-3% of their earnings to the plan, which is also matched by the WVURC)
* A range of
* Dependent Education Scholarship
* WVU Perks
* And More!!

What you'll do:

  • Maintenance of cell lines, protein expression and purification
  • Generating constructs for expressing proteins in eukaryotic cells
  • Preparation of reagents as needed
  • Willing to assist in mentoring junior lab members
  • Ordering and stocking of chemicals including maintenance of inventories
  • Overall maintenance of laboratory as a part of the team
Qualifications
  • Bachelors in life sciences or related field OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One (1) year of lab research experience including molecular cloning and protein purification is preferred
  • Knowledge of laboratory environment and appropriate procedures
  • Knowledge in general cell biology and molecular techniques
  • Ability to prepare reagents
  • Ability to use Microsoft office and other related lab software/applications
  • Skilled at using general laboratory equipment
  • Good organization skills and self-motivation
  • Willingness and ability to learn new protocols/procedures in a rapid manner
  • Ability to get along with others in a group setting
Requirements

Due to the nature of this job, it may or may not require Medical Monitoring

About Research Corporation

The WVURC was created as a not-for-profit corporation in 1985 to support research (R1) at West Virginia University. We provide evaluation, development, patenting, management, and marketing services for inventions of the faculty, staff and students of the University.

The WVURC receives and administers funds awarded by external agencies for research and other activities and is responsible for helping protect intellectual property through patents, copyrights and licensing agreements for start-up companies based on University research.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic environment is core to WVURC's mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

West Virginia University Research Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We value diversity among its employees and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

Job Posting: Oct 6, 2022
Posting Classification: Research Corporation
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Schedule: Full-time

West Virginia University Research Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. West Virginia University Research Corporation values diversity among its employees and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 year
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