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Lab Technician 2


Lab Technician 2

  • R0044096
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Research
  • The University of Virginia
The Cliffe Lab in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, is seeking a Laboratory Technician level 2 to work on projects investigating Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) infection in neurons and mechanisms of latent infection. The lab technician will work closely with the PI to use virology, molecular biology and cell biology techniques to study gene regulation during HSV reactivation from latency. Research activities will include, but not be limited to, propagating and titrating virus stocks, routine tissue culture, general molecular biology techniques (nucleic acid isolation, RT-PCR) and animal work. The lab technician will also be responsible for laboratory maintenance. This includes training of other personnel, maintaining mouse colonies, ordering supplies, preparing stock solutions, organizing and maintaining virus stocks and assisting the PI with environmental health and safety compliance.This position also includes support activities such as maintenance of cell lines and preparation of reagents for the laboratory, management of safety training and records, and the training of undergraduate and graduate researchers.

Responsibilities can include:
  • The incumbent will attend weekly meetings with the Principal Investigator to discuss experimental results, conducts literature searches, and presents results in lab meetings.
  • The incumbent works under supervision, independently and ethically, documents all research data appropriately, and assists other members of the lab.
  • Assist in evaluation of research methods, procedures, and techniques based on established objectives.
  • Assist in training other staff members on procedures.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Education : B.S. degree in biology, or a related field

Experience : One year of laboratory experience, which may include experience gained while a student. Bachelor's degree in related science will be considered in lieu of experience.

Preferred Requirements

Experience : Preference will be given to candidates with experience in a Virology lab working with primary neurons, prior animal work and experience with tissue culture techniques. Preference will also be give to candidates with attention to detail in experimental work and record keeping, ability to handle multiple assignments, self-motivation and eagerness to acquire new skills.


Please, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu , and search posting number R0044096.

Application Instructions

Please apply through Workday and complete an application online. Include the following documents:
  • A CV/resume
  • a cover letter

All documents can be loaded into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For questions about and assistance with the application process, please contact Eric Allen, Academic Recruiter at uth9qh@virginia.edu . Before a formal offer of employment is extended, the selected candidate will undergo a background check per university policy. This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding. This position will remain open until filled.

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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