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Lab Specialist

Charlottesville

Lab Specialist

  • R0042088
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Research
  • The University of Virginia
The Zimmer laboratory at the University of Virginia School of Medicine has an opening for a laboratory specialist in the field of Molecular Biology. Our group studies how cells produce carbohydrate-based surface structures that aid in tissue biogenesis, cell wall formation, or encapsulation. We use a broad spectrum of model systems, including vertebrate, microbial and plant systems to gain structural and functional insights into polysaccharide biosynthesis and secretion systems.

The successful candidate will join a diverse and highly motivated team of graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and laboratory specialists. Routine tasks will include cloning, protein expression in bacterial and eukaryotic expression systems, protein purification, functional characterizations, as well as sample preparation for structural analyses. The new laboratory specialist will work on an independent research project, while interfacing closely with other group members.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter detailing their interest in the position, as well as contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on Nov. 15th, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

Job Responsibilities:
  • 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


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience: 3 years of experience. 6 years of experience accepted in lieu of degree.
  • At least two years of laboratory experience in Molecular Biology are required
  • Additional expertise in Glycobiology or Structural Biology are advantageous but not required.


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.

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check and health screen prior to their first day of employment per university policy.

This is a restricted position and continuation is dependent on the availability of funding and satisfactory performance

Priority application review will begin November 15th, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.

TO APPLY:

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R0042088

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for “R0042088”

Complete an application online and attach:

• CV/Resume

• Cover Letter detailing your interest in this position

Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box.

Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.

For questions about the application process please contact Eric Allen, Academic Recruiter @ uth9qh@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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