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Laboratory Tech, Price Lab


Laboratory Tech, Price Lab

  • R0029106
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Research
  • The University of Virginia
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia (UVA) within the School of Engineering and Applied Science seeks applications for Laboratory Tech to support the Price Lab. Dr. Price's research program centers on the development and implementation of image-guided drug and gene delivery systems for treating cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

For more information on Price Lab: https://www.price-lab.org/

For more information on Biomedical Engineering at the UVA: https://engineering.virginia.edu/departments/biomedical-engineering

The successful candidate will be responsible for 1) Operating focused-ultrasound (FUS) therapy preclinical systems and 2) Managing and monitoring animal cohorts and supporting biological experiments.

The tasks associated with these two responsibilities include
  • Animal husbandry
  • Job will include briefly monitoring the health of small cohorts of animals on a daily basis, including weekends, during experiments
  • Support pre-clinical animal experiments for research projects
  • At direction of Principal Investigator or senior staff, perform preclinical focused-ultrasound treatments, including preparation of the FUS systems for experiments
  • Operate, adjust, and perform quality control of FUS systems for experiments
  • Manage experimental schedules of the different FUS systems and keep records of their usage
  • Support with surgical procedures on small laboratory animals
  • Taking notes of experimental procedures and on observations made during post-operative or treatment periods.
  • Contribute to data analysis and report writing
  • Learn new techniques to prepare reagents, solution etc. as directed
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Preference will be given to candidates with degrees in engineering or related fields.
  • Lab experience is preferred, this can include student experience.
  • Familiarity with ultrasound imaging is preferred.
  • Function independently in a fast-paced environment with a strong attention to detail
  • Work well within a team environment and act in a professional manner
  • Ability to learn new techniques
  • Flexibility with an alternative work schedule
  • Experience with Matlab is an advantage
  • Experience in preclinical applications of FUS is an advantage
  • Competences in management of small animals is not required, the applicant will be trained in the procedures and animal handling, but experience will be an advantage

**This is a two year term limited position.**

This position will remain open until filled. This is a Non-Exempt level, benefited position. This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday , and search for R0029106. 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. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'.

For questions about the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at alc6dk@virginia.edu .

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

For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit hr.virginia.edu/benefits .

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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