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Lab Specialist

Charlottesville

Lab Specialist

  • R0043792
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Research
  • The University of Virginia
The Derré Laboratory in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine is seeking a Laboratory Specialist to work on projects investigating the mechanisms supporting Chlamydia trachomatis infections.

Under the supervision of the PI, the incumbent will participate in laboratory projects involving a combination of microbiology, cell biology, molecular biology, microscopy and small animals (mice) techniques. Research activity conducted includes, but is not limited to, maintenance of eukaryotic cell lines, generation and amplification of Chlamydia strains, general molecular biology techniques (cloning and sequence analysis, immuno-precipitation and western-blot), image acquisition of Chlamydia infected cells or tissue by standard and confocal microscopy, image analysis using microscopy computer software, small animal (mice) handling and infection.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience:6 years of experience in a lab technician role.
  • Master's degree may substitute for required experience.
  • 9 years of lab-related experience accepted in lieu of degree.


Additional preferred skills include:
  • Perform duties similar to Lab Specialist employees, such as helping Principal Investigators coordinate research projects, performing experimental procedures, collecting information and data, and preparing tissues and specimens for procedures.
  • Participate in formulating research methods, suggesting options for improving quality, and recommending solutions. Participate in computer database design, utilization, and research/data analyses, and suggest future improvements to data measurement.
  • Oversee day-to-day operation of projects. Schedule and maintain records of equipment/facilities. May be responsible for operations of specialized labs or research areas within departments and/or field work and related data analyses for research projects. May assemble, test, calibrate, clean, or make minor repairs to equipment.
  • Train users in equipment operation and research techniques; and explain and demonstrate technology and equipment capabilities, operations, limitations, and outcomes.
  • Determine interview procedures and conduct interviews. Work independently on collection of data and analyze research results.
  • Confer with PIs in developing plans for research projects and discuss the interpretation of results and the preparation of scientific manuscripts for publication.
  • May supervise research support personnel and manage budgets.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


TO APPLY:

Please apply through Workday , and search for requisition R0043792. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile and search “Find Jobs,” and search for requisition R0043792.

Complete a candidate profile online; attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Incomplete applications will not be given consideration.

For further information about the position, please contact Jon Stafford via email at js8sj@virginia.edu .

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Eric Allen, Academic Recruiter, at uth9qh@virginia.edu .

ABOUT UVA:

The University of Virginia, established in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, is recognized annually as one of the nation's top public institutions and the University of Virginia Medical Center is listed as one of America's Top Hospitals. Charlottesville is located in Central Virginia, 110 miles from Washington, DC and 70 miles from Richmond. It has been recognized as one of America's top cities to live, raise a family, conduct business, and retire. It has also been recognized as one of America's Top Green Cities. Located near the Blue Ridge Mountains it is popular with outdoor enthusiasts with extensive opportunity for hiking, running, cycling, tennis, golf and skiing.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspective and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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