Lab Specialist

Charlottesville, VA
Apr 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Lab Specialist

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: Cardiovascular Research Center

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 04-17-2017

Posting Summary:
A Laboratory Specialist position is in the Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC) at the University of Virginia, School of Medicine. The primary focus of the assigned lab is to elucidate mechanisms that regulate the parthenogenesis of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). Our long term goal is to develop novel therapeutic approaches to treat PAD, which is a major cause of morbidity and mortality; PAD is the leading cause of amputation in people age 50 and older, and accounts for up to 90 percent of amputations overall.

Recent studies in our lab have examined the role of alternatively-spliced isoforms of growth factors, micro-RNA control of gene expression, and a novel role for an interleukin receptor.

Although outstanding candidates in all areas of biomedical science will be considered, special consideration will be given to individuals with strong experience/expertise in: 1) small animal surgery including tail vein injections; 2) quantitative PCR, RNA isolation, protein isolation and analysis; and 3) working with transgenic and knockout mouse models.

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in a science-related field by appointment start date. At least one year of experience performing a variety of tasks in a basic science research setting, which may include experience gained while a student, is required.

To apply, visit and search on Posting #0620768. Complete a Candidate Profile online; attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three references.

Applicant review will begin April 27, 2017, and the position will remain open until filled. All applicants of interest will be contacted if we would like to move to the next step.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Entry to intermediate knowledge of working and assisting with research-based laboratories
2. Ability to synthesize information, provide advice, and address needs independently.
3. Knowledge of identification, coordination, and interpretation of research projects and results.
4. Ability to translate experimental results into publication quality reports.
5. Knowledge of research methodologies, proposals, and strategies and the ability to coherently articulate and present results to peers and other parties.
6. Meticulous work habits, a good work ethic, and the ability to carefully follow an experimental protocol.
7. Ability to work with laboratory animals.

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