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Lab Specialist Intermediate, Sperling Lab (UVA)


Lab Specialist Intermediate, Sperling Lab (UVA)

  • R0035572
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Research
  • The University of Virginia
The Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, at the University of Virginia’ (UVA) School of Medicine, is seeking a Lab Specialist Intermediate to work in Dr. Anne Sperling’s laboratory. The Sperling lab studies the role of the immune system in lung diseases such as asthma and pulmonary fibrosis. The lab specialist intermediate will be an important member of the research team, direct independent research projects, direct and manage the lab including a small animal colony. Lab Specialist Intermediate employees provide increasingly complex technical support for projects and may engage in increasingly complex scientific experiments. Will handle more sophisticated administrative and logistical tasks. Lab specialist intermediate employees operate independently with minimal supervision.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

• Perform and direct research and provides laboratory support to the research interests of Dr. Anne Sperling.
• Supervise other technicians and assist in training new personnel and students.
• Oversee mouse colony and assists lab technician and trainees with maintenance of strains, and genotyping.
• Oversee laboratory inventory and equipment, ordering supplies, and training students on laboratory procedures when required.
• Coordinate and participate in a variety of routine technical duties by providing assistance to research staff in testing, determinations, and experiments.
• Provide basic assistance to researchers in manipulating, computing, and analyzing data using specialized statistical computer software.
• May perform certain procedures on small lab animals.
• Assist with training other staff members on procedures; may supervise students or volunteers.
• Assist Principal Investigator with regulatory responsibilities.
• In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Qualified candidates must have:
: Bachelor's degree.
Experience: Six years of experience in a lab technician role. Master's degree may substitute for required experience. Nine years of experience accepted in lieu of degree.

Required knowledge, skills abilities:
• Knowledge of general lab procedures, including the ability to modify and develop lab procedures.
• Ability to organize samples sets and data sets using computerized databases.
• Ability to plan and execute tasks of experiments.
• Ability to independently conduct laboratory experiments.

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 Laboratory and Research Technician 2 will report to Anne I. Sperling, PhD. For additional information about the position, please contact Anne I. Sperling, PhD at anne.sperling@virginia.edu

This position will remain open until filled. This position is restricted and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance. This position is located in Charlottesville, VA. This is an exempt level, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit hr.virginia.edu/benefits.

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 R0035572 Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs.’ Complete an application online with the following documents:
• CV
• Cover letter

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.

References will be completed via UVA’s standardized process Skill Survey. A total of five references will be requested via SkillSurvey during the final phase of the interview process.

For questions about the application process, please contact Jessica Russo, Recruiting Specialist, at sxv9zv @virginia.edu .

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

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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