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Laboratory Specialist, Varying Levels, The Beirne B. Carter Immunology Research Center (UVA)


Laboratory Specialist, Varying Levels, The Beirne B. Carter Immunology Research Center (UVA)

  • R0043314
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Research
  • The University of Virginia
The Beirne B. Carter Immunology Research Center is currently seeking a Laboratory Tech 2 , Lab Specialist, Lab Specialist Intermediate or Specialist Senior to participate in studies, with a large focus on immunology in models of transfusion and transplantation, including autoimmunity.

The lab functions as a team effort and only those who are willing, to actively engage, with a group of scientists, as a productive team player, will function well in this position. Intellectual engagement is required as well; those seeking to know, grow, understand and learn will be best suited to this position. The individual should be self-guided and creative in seeking possible solutions to experimental/design challenges at hand.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
• Participate in research work involving animals, including animal husbandry and experimentation.
• Preparing and conducting laboratory research experiments.
• Analyzing and organizing data.
• Preparaation of reagents.
• Maintain stock solutions.
• Order and maintain the appropriate level of supplies
• Lab Specialist Intermediate and Lab Specialist Senior roles may supervise research support personnel and manage budgets.
• In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Qualified candidates must have:
Lab Tech 2:

Education: Associate's degree.
Experience: At least two years of lab experience which may include student experience. Bachelor's degree in related science will be considered in lieu of experience.

Lab Specialist:
Education: Bachelor's degree.
Experience: Three years of experience. Six years of lab-related experience accepted in lieu of degree.

Lab Specialist Intermediate:
Education: Bachelor's degree.
Experience: Experience: Six years of experience in a lab technician role. Master's degree may substitute for required experience. Nine years of lab-related experience accepted in lieu of degree.

Lab Specialist Senior:
Education: Bachelor's degree. Master's or Terminal degree preferred.
Experience: Experience: 9 years of experience in a lab technician role. May substitute with Master's or Terminal degree plus four years of experience in a lab technician role and supervisory experience. 12 years of lab-related experience accepted in lieu of degree.

Preferred qualifications:
• Experience with flow cytometry, PCR, Western blotting, and/or recombinant DNA.
• Experience in animal research.

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.

This position is located in Charlottesville, VA. This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance. This is a full-time benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit www.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:
Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R0043314”.
Process for External Applicants: Please visit UVA job board at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and search for “R0043314”.
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 Christi Maguire, Recruiting Specialist, at clm8sd@virginia.edu , please reference R0043314.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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