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Research Technician | Laboratory & Research Specialist I @ Virginia Tech

Position Summary:

The Langwig Lab at Virginia Tech is seeking a part-time research technician to assist in laboratory set-up and maintenance. Duties include supervising undergraduate students, entering field and laboratory data, database maintenance and curation, and report generation. The research technician will also assist in ordering equipment and supplies, and maintaining laboratory compliance with health and safety protocols. Familiarity with basic laboratory techniques is essential.

The Langwig Lab conducts research in disease ecology, epidemiology and population biology, and uses quantitative approaches paired with empirical data collection to understand the impacts of infectious disease of wildlife communities, and the role of host and treatment variation in influencing disease outcomes.

Research Technician | Laboratory & Research Specialist I @ Virginia Tech

Required Qualifications:

  • Previous laboratory experience.
  • Experience with curating databases and entering & proofing large datasets.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS in Biology or related field.
  • Familiarity with Virginia Tech purchasing guidelines.
  • Familiarity with university laboratory health and safety standards.
  • Experience working with undergraduate students.

Must have a conviction check: Yes

How to Apply for this Job:

For a complete listing of position qualifications, and to apply, please visit, and search for posting SW0180497. Review of applications will begin 7/31/2018.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Research Technician | Laboratory & Research Specialist I @ Virginia Tech

Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year

Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage

FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime

Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year

Percent Employment: Part-time

Pay Band: 3

Pay Range: $15 – $20/hour, commensurate with experience

Department: Biological Sciences

Work Location:

Location Zip Code: 24061

Work Schedule: M-F, 8am – 5pm, hours could vary

Review Begin Date: 07/31/2018

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