Laboratory Technologist II

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Mar 18, 2023
Apr 05, 2023
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Laboratory Technologist IIThe George Mason University, Biomedical Research Laboratory (BRL), within the Institute for Biohealth Innovation (IBI), is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person for a Laboratory Technologist II position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Department:The Institute for Biohealth Innovation harnesses the collective talent of more than 300 GMU faculty and staff and thousands of students across 34 academic departments. The IBI connects Mason researchers with potential collaborators, both within the university and externally, to take on some of biohealth's biggest challenges.The Biomedical Research Laboratory (BRL) is a core facility overseen by the Institute. The 52,000 square-foot regional biocontainment laboratory (RBL) was established in 2010 as one of 12 NIAID-funded RBLs to support infectious disease research and foster collaborations with other national and global laboratories. It operates as a central core facility to advance research and develop novel diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines against viral and bacterial infectious agents by a diverse population of internal and external investigators. The facility is capable of housing multiple species and has a variety of established animal models, with an emphasis on aerosolized exposures. The BRL is fully approved and licensed for work by the CDC and USDA and is accredited by AAALAC. About the Position:The Laboratory Technologist II will provide technical research support at the BRL by:Assisting principal investigators with in vitro and in vivo BSL2 and BSL3 research experiments in the fields of virology and microbiology;Serving as the subject matter expert on the Organ-on-a-chip and Organoid models and will conduct studies utilizing the core capabilities of the center;Providing training and assistance to other GMU researchers and students on the use of various advanced instruments and equipment;Ensuring lab spaces are well maintained, organized, and in compliance with all EHS requirements;Accurately recording data, and generating reports on experimentation, data analysis, and methodology for possible publications or grant applications; andProviding guidance to the research technicians.Weekend and Holiday work may be required, as well as extra hours for project-related activities. Required Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in Scientific, Engineering, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience;Knowledge of following established SOPs and conducting bacteriology and/or virology studies;3 years of experience performing and designing research experiments;2 years of experience with cell culture, virology and molecular and biochemical techniques such as cell-based assays, Western blotting, flow cytometry, viral infections, and PCR;Experience with organoid and organ-on-a-chip techniques; andStrong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and other computer software for data capture.Applicants must have the ability to:Complete experiments in a timely, consistent, and professional manner;Be willing and able to gain BSL3 access and work with select agents; andSuccessfully enroll in Select Agent Program and complete mentorship within one year.Preferred Qualifications:Master's Degree in Scientific, Engineering, or a related field;Experience at an institution of Higher Education;Ability to troubleshoot and develop new SOPs; andPrevious experience with small animal models or willingness to work with animals.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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