Working Title: Laboratory Specialist
Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff
Department: Department of Biomedical Engineering
Posting Date: 03-28-2017
The Saucerman laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia is seeking a Laboratory Specialist to develop computational models of human induced pluripotent stem cell derived cardiomyocytes. The successful candidate will participate as part of a research team which combines bioinformatics, computational modeling, and cell-based screening to identify mechanisms and mitigators of drug cardiotoxicity. The incumbent will be mentored by Dr. Saucerman of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. For a description of the lab's overall research interests, visit http://bme.virginia.edu/saucerman/.
Candidates must hold a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering or related science in hand by appointment start date. Candidates must also have research experience in computational modeling of biological systems or bioinformatics. The candidate is expected to be proficient in Microsoft Office, programming in MATLAB and C.
The successful candidate must have the ability to resolve problems, the ability to work accurately with attention to detail, and the ability to plan and execute tasks or experiments. The ability to analyze and organize work procedures, and the ability to collect data or samples, are also required. Working knowledge of the theory and application of the computational models of cell physiology is a must, as is knowledge of biochemical and cellular aspects of heart function.
This is a restricted position contingent upon the continued availability of funding.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Ability to resolve problems.
2. Ability to work accurately with attention to detail.
3. Ability to analyze and organize work procedures.
4. Ability to collect data or samples.
5. Working knowledge of the theory and application of the computational models of cell physiology.
6. Knowledge of biochemical and cellular aspects of heart function.
7. Ability to plan and execute tasks or experiments.
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