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Laboratory Specialist Intermediate


Laboratory Specialist Intermediate

  • R0026003
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Research
  • The University of Virginia
The Center for Research in Reproduction (CRR) has an opening for a Lab Specialist Intermediate due to retirement. This position provides assay services for investigators within UVa and NIH-supported investigators (both clinical and basic) across the country. The incumbent performs duties to include: data reduction and management, correspondence with investigators, billing for services. The individual will cross-train on the Core’s equipment and be the primary operator of the Immulite 2000.

Tasks that applicant should consider as independent daily responsibilities:

1. Make independent decisions regarding reproductive research and daily activities, and ensure all research activities comply with research protocols and regulations.
2. Research background to forecast what supplies are needed to perform reproductive research activities for a specific period.
3. Incumbent document requests made from within and outside the University regarding research experiments and prioritize workload to ensure deadlines are met.
4. Independently triage, set deadlines, record, monitor, and run tests required, and follow protocols and guidelines.

Tasks that will be in consultation with Core Manager and Director:

1. Decisions made regarding assay schedules or other duties (e.g., data reduction, creating work lists, sample organization, billing) to be discussed with the Core Manager daily.
2. Troubleshoot assay issues with Core Director and/or Manager.
3. Decisions regarding evaluating new methods, data management, and long-term goals discussed with Core Director and/or Manager.

A qualified applicant would possess a bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology, Chemistry, or Life Sciences and would preferably have the following knowledge or skills:

1. Knowledge of basic laboratory procedures and practices.
2. Ability to perform high complexity assays, prepare reagents and use common lab equipment.
3. Ability to work accurately with attention to detail.
4. Ability to write reports in a professional and organized manner.
5. Ability to communicate with investigators, research coordinators, and Core staff.
6. Knowledge of University, state, federal policies, and regulations.
7. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)

The Ligand Assay & Analysis Core within the CRR is a laboratory that provides assay services to clinical and basic scientists across the country. Employees that work in this environment will be subject to the following conditions/exposures:
1) Handling human blood samples (BSL2), radioactive (I-125), and hazardous chemical materials.
2) Operate various electrically powered lab equipment, including centrifuges, gamma counter, Immulites, beadwashers, plate washers, plate readers.
3) Walk/stand on concrete/tile floor.
4) Employees are required to receive an annual flu vaccination and must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

The hiring level of the position will be determined based on education, skills, and experience.


Bachelor's Degree

6 years experience in a Lab Technician role

To apply please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for " R0026003 " Complete the application and see below for documents to attach. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV/Resume box.

Required Application Materials:
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references

This is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance.

The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check and pre-employment health screening.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Christi Maguire, Academic Recruiter, at clm8sd@virginia.edu

UVA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, gender, or sexual orientation as committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff

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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