Tag Archives: Molecular Biology

Undergrad Research Assistant Position

The Franklin lab  is looking for a part-time lab assistant to contribute to on-going research in microbiology and environmental science. Responsibilities will include: preparing solutions and media; organizing, sorting, and arranging supplies and equipment; cleaning glassware; performing molecular biology assays including DNA extractions and gel electrophoresis; and data entry. The person should be organized, keep careful notes, proficient with computers and work well in a team. Hours are flexible and pay will depend on experience. Preference will be given to students with prior lab experience in biology or environmental science.  Opportunities for independent research may be available in future semesters.

Students must be eligible for federal work study, and should apply through the HireVCURams website at the VCU Career Services website (http://www.careers.vcu.edu/).

Dr. Rima Franklin
VCU Department of Biology
Laboratory of Microbial Ecology

Call for Applications for 2015 Molecular Lab Skills “Bootcamp”

Calling future researchers!
We are excited to request applications for:
The 2015 Molecular Lab Skills “Bootcamp”
Please share the attached flyer with your friends, students, trainee’s, listserves, organizations, social media, blogs….!
Did you ever hear the saying “you can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job”?
Well the Molecular Biology Lab Skills Bootcamp is designed specifically to overcome that conundrum! “Bootcamp” is a FREE week-long immersion workshop to prepare students to enter a molecular research lab for the first time.
May 11th – May 15th 2015  9.30 am – 4pm
The deadline for applications is: April 1st 2015
Prospective students can learn more and apply online here:
If you have any further questions about the program please contact myself
Dr. Sarah Golding segolding@vcu.edu
Bootcamp is sponsored by:
The Department of Biology, The Center on Health Disparities, and the VCU MARC, IMSD and BRIDGES research training programs.
2015 Bootcamp Call for Applications

Research Assistant Position – Available now

I’m a faculty member in the biochemistry department on the MCV campus. I’m looking to find one or two good senior undergraduate students that would like to work in the lab part time (maybe 10-20 hours per week). Specifically, these students would learn a variety of modern molecular biology techniques that fit into my research on the development of the adult vasculature. My lab is primarily focused on understanding protein function (primarily receptors) using biochemical and biophysical tools including fluorescence microscopy and x-ray crystallography. I would appreciate any information you may have on how to recruit interested students.  More information on the Barton lab research projects here: http://www.people.vcu.edu/~wabarton/
You can reach Dr. Barton at wabarton@vcu.edu  Make sure that when you email Dr. Barton you include the following info:

Contact Information:


Phone Number:


Academic Information:




What days/hours would you be available to work in the lab during spring semester?

How many credits are you taking during the spring semester?

How many hours per week would you ideally be able to devote to research?

Would you be available to conduct research over the summer?

 Future Plans:

Are you planning to apply for graduate school or medical school? If yes, in what field?

Previous Research Experience:

Please list and describe any research experience you have. Include the location, your supervisor, the project you were involved in, and your specific duties.