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Lab Specialist

Charlottesville

Lab Specialist

  • R0021311
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Research
  • The University of Virginia
The Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics seek a Lab Specialist to work in the Kasson laboratory assisting with research on infectious disease and viral entry.The recent emergence of COVID-19 has highlighted the need to develop bettervaccines against emerging viruses and to assess the efficacy and mechanisms of such vaccines.The incumbent will join a team developing better ways to assess antiviral antibodies and fight emerging diseases.

The qualified candidate will have experience in molecular biology and mammalian cell culture. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in viral culture, standard virology techniques, and creation of pseudotyped virus.

Position Responsibilities include:
  • Helping Principal Investigators (PIs) 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 assemble, test, calibrate, clean, or make minor repairs to equipment.
  • 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.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education: Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in biology, microbiology, or a related field

Experience: Molecular biology and mammalian cell culture techniques. Must be reliable, dependable and have both excellent verbal and written communication skills.

This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.

Priority review of applications will begin on February 11, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled.

TO APPLY:

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0021311. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for requisition # R0021311 Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

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

For questions regarding the position, please contact Peter Kasson, PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology, at pmk2f@virginia.edu .

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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