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Research Specialist Intermediate OR Senior

Charlottesville

Research Specialist Intermediate OR Senior

  • R0034205
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Research
  • The University of Virginia
The Department of Pharmacology at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Specialist, Intermediate OR Senior to assist investigators in the Fox and Kester Laboratories with experiments designed to investigate sphingolipids in cancer, diabetes, and ocular diseases. The individual will predominantly be performing rodent-based assays (e.g., angiogenesis, leukocyte adhesion, diabetic complications, and cancer models), maintaining mouse colonies, working with cell culture models, and performing molecular and biochemical assays. Experimental techniques may include flow cytometry, western blotting, cellular phenotyping assays, and preparation of samples for mass spectrometry. Skill sets in biochemistry, cellular biology, and physiology are desired.

What you will do:

Experimental Work

Manage multiple projects and perform a variety of experimental procedures. Lead in vivo experimental work and train others on relevant techniques. Interface with Core Facilities and contract-research organizations to conduct studies. Design and develop experimental assays.

Assist in the evaluation of research methods, procedures, and techniques based on established objectives. Perform data analyses. Assist in manuscript and grant preparation.

Laboratory Maintenance and General Duties

Maintain a clean laboratory area and assist with overall laboratory maintenance. Make buffers and other reagents. Maintain a laboratory notebook. Be available to assist principal investigators as needed.

Ordering and Purchasing

Process purchases for the team using the UVA Marketplace Interact with vendors to determine appropriate products Return damaged or incorrect items

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related discipline as well as 3 years of laboratory experience in an academic or industrial laboratory setting. A Master’s degree may substitute for experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and statistical/bioinformatics analyses (experience while in school will be considered).
  • Experience with rodent-based models and assays


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree biology, chemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related discipline
  • Experience with GraphPad Prism, R, and/or other statistical software
  • Experience with flow cytometry, western blotting, immunofluorescence, cell culture assays, and/or maintenance of mouse colonies.
  • Experience with ocular, metabolic, or cancer models of diseases


The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check and health screen prior to their first day of employment per University policy.

Anticipated hiring range: $47,000 - 60,000 Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

This is a restricted position and continuation is dependent on the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

TO APPLY:

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R0034205"

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for “R0034205”

Complete an application online and attach:

• CV/Resume

• Cover Letter detailing your interest in this position

***Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box.

Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter, rmo2r@virginia.edu

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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