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Lab Specialist

Charlottesville

Lab Specialist

  • R0042296
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Research
  • The University of Virginia
The Department of Neurosurgery is seeking a Lab Specialist to support our labs, currently with a focus on functional neurosurgery, including movement disorders and chronic pain, and potentially neurovascular research.

Lab Specialist employees provide technical lab support by performing complex lab and research related tasks. They act as specialists on research methods and equipment functions specific to investigations. They have the authority to adapt methods and procedures to meet the needs of research. Lab Specialist employees perform daily activities without supervision; their longer-term assignments require greater oversight. Lab Specialist employees often train others on work processes and policies.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Specialize in lab and/or other research methods and equipment functions specific to Principal Investigators and/or labs. Demonstrate expertise in troubleshooting problems and recommending solutions. Perform a variety of tests requiring high degree of proficiency.
  • Assist in evaluation of research methods, procedures, and techniques based on established objectives.
  • May perform small animal surgery.
  • Provide basic assistance to researchers in manipulating, computing, and analyzing data using specialized statistical computer software. Evaluate experiment results using statistical and multivariate analyses. Research, compile, and maintain complex statistical, numerical, and computerized reports.
  • Perform library and literature research.
  • Assist in instructing lab academic sections in lab methods, procedures, and safety.
  • Explain work instructions and may adapt general methods and procedures in order to meet the needs of the research.
  • Assist in training other staff members on procedures.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned


Specific Duties in Neurosurgery Research:
  • Conduct surgical experiments using small and large animal models
  • Perform animal care, handling, and training
  • Collect, process, and analyze samples from animal experiments
  • Prepare and maintain clinical and translational research protocols
  • Manage day-to-day activities of lab and schedule experiments as necessary
  • Functional neurosurgery research could include preparing and conducting experimental testing with healthy human subjects and patients (transcranial focused ultrasound, laser-evoked potentials, quantitative somatosensory testing, EEG, MRI, surveys, etc.)
  • Neurovascular Laboratory tasks could include immunohistochemistry, Western blotting, quantitative PCR, DNA sequencing, cell culture and other laboratory assignments
  • Provide supervisory role for lab students and volunteers
  • Maintain data records and perform data analysis, including with image processing and statistical software
  • Contribute to manuscripts and grant submissions
  • Attend and present work at seminars and conferences


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education: Bachelor's degree.

Experience: 3 years of experience. 6 years of lab-related experience accepted in lieu of degree.

Experience can include training via fellowships, student work, internships and volunteering that is relevant to the work of the position.

For additional information about the position, please contact department business manager Paul Doherty at 434-982-6373 or dohertyp@virginia.edu

This position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. A completed pre-employment health screen is required for this position prior to employment.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday , and search for R0042296. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'. Complete an application online with the following documents:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • References


Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

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

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/ .

For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit hr.virginia.edu/benefits .

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This position can spend extensive periods of time standing and squatting while conducting experiments or caring for animals. Also requires keyboarding and other bench work and animal procedures requiring finer finger manipulation.

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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