Part-Time Laboratory Technician (I or II)

Charlottesville, VA
Apr 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Part-Time Laboratory Technician (I or II)

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: Department of Microbiology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-10-2016

Posting Summary:
The Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology at the University of Virginia is seeking a Part-Time Laboratory Research Technician I or II to work in the laboratory of Dr. Andrew Dudley. THe incumbent will typically work 20-25 hours a week. The Dudley lab focuses on the tumor microenvironment and the role it plays in the progression of cancer. Specifically, projects in the lab focus on tumor angiogenesis.

To be considered for the Laboratory Research Technician I position, the candidate must have a High school diploma or equivalent and at least 1 year of lab experience, which may include student experience; or Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or chemistry.

To be considered for the Laboratory Research Technician II position, the Candidate must have an Associate's degree and at least 2 years of lab experience which may include student experience; or Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or chemistry.

The successful applicant will be highly organized and proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, and basic data analysis software.

The applicant must be familiar with or has performed basic laboratory techniques including western blotting, PCR, immunohistochemistry and cell culture. The applicant must also be comfortable working with laboratory mice and have experience genotyping mice. Good communication skills are essential.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0619741. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, short letter of research interest and contact information for three references. The position will remain open to applications until filled.

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

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of laboratory practices and procedures.
2. Ability to prepare stock solutions.
3. Ability to perform molecular biology procedures with qRT-PCR, DNA/RNA isolation, chromatin immunoprecipitations, cloning and Western Blot Analysis.
4. Ability to perform cell biology procedures with tissue culture, transfection, transduction, isolation and characterization of stable cell lines, RNA interference assays.
5. Ability to perform protein chemistry procedures.
6. Excellent organizational skills.
7. Excellent oral and written communication skills in daily interactions.
8. Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
9. Knowledge of the University, state, and federal policies and regulations.

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