Laboratory and Research Technician 1

Charlottesville, VA
Mar 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Laboratory and Research Technician 1

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 01-12-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia is seeking candidates for a research technician position in the laboratory of Francine Garrett-Bakelman, M.D., Ph.D. The incumbent will help establish/manage the laboratory and perform experiments in the laboratory studying epigenetic mechanisms of disease in cancer. The expected start date is April 1, 2017 (start date is flexible). The incumbent also attends 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.

The focus of the Garrett-Bakelman Lab is to understand how epigenetic mechanisms contribute to disease pathogenesis in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Research in the lab utilizes human patient samples in addition to using animal models of the disease and tumor cell lines to address fundamental questions about cancer biology and transcriptional regulation (e.g. PMID: 27322744). Projects will focus on the identification of epigenetically regulated factors that contribute to the establishment and progression of AML and characterization of candidate genes using in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo systems.

Qualified candidates must have a bachelor's degree in life sciences or a related interdisciplinary field by appointment start date, as well as a background in molecular and cellular biology and/or biochemistry, and a minimum of two years of experience with bench research protocols (may include student experience). The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with excellent organizational and communication skills. Experience with cell culture, flow cytometry, epigenetics-related assays (ex. DNA methylation, ChIP, etc.), and/or next generation sequencing techniques is desirable, but not necessary.

To apply, visit and search on posting 0620190. Attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for research work-related reference(s). The position will remain opened until filled; however, for priority consideration, all materials must be received by February 15, 2017.

This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Highly motivated individual with excellent technical bench research, organizational and communication skills

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