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Lab and Research Specialist, II

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Position Information

Position Information

Present Position Number H0158V
Role Code Title Laboratory & Research Spec II
Position Title Lab and Research Specialist, II
Position Summary

The Lab & Research Specialist II position provides technical assistance in a population genetics laboratory to include both technical and administrative support.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides technical assistance in population genetics, molecular, phylogenetic and population genomic studies.
  • Order supplies and maintains inventory.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and order supplies.
  • Monitor lab budget to ensure it is within budget and resources are used efficiently.
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology or the equivalent combination of education, training or experience.


  • Working knowledge of basic laboratory safety protocols and processes.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to perform basic statistical analysis.
  • Proficiency with a variety of software applications including MS office suite.
  • Familiarity with computer programs including MS office suite.
  • Knowledge of budgeting /fiscal principles, with the ability to monitor financials, order supplies and maintain inventory.


  • Demonstrated experience with molecular techniques.
  • Familiarity with archiving of samples.
  • Familiarity with basic statistical analysis.
  • Experience with computer programs including MS office suite.
Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in biology, genetics, molecular biology is desirable.

Competencies :

  • Demonstrated knowledge of molecular methods including DNA isolation, PCR, qPCR and DNA sequencing.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with others.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work independently and collaboratively.


  • Experience with PCR, qPCR and DNA sequencing is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience with MS office suite, GIS, and genetics programs (e.g., MacVector, Sequencher, R) is a plus.
Advertised Pay Range
Department Fisheries Science - 181100
Location VIMS - Gloucester
University Salary Range

Job Open Date 06/13/2017
Review Begin Date 06/23/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Employment Category Hourly
Position Term 12-Month
Special Application Instructions

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Conditions of Employment:
  • This position is a temporary (hourly) position not to exceed 6 months. All hourly employees are subject to the limitations of the Virginia Manpower Control Program and total hours worked may not exceed on average 29 hours per week, over the course of a twelve month period beginning May 1 each year.
  • This is a non-exempt position, eligible to receive over-time in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • The job will largely be during regular hours (M-F 8-5:00), however occasional
    night and weekend work as well as occasional overnight travel may be required.
EEO Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Background Check Statement

The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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