Laboratory Specialist

Charlottesville, VA
Jun 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Laboratory Specialist

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: Department of Biology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 06-09-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of Biology is hiring a Lab and Research Specialist for 30 hours per week in the Parichy lab at the University of Virginia. The Parichy laboratory studies developmental Biology using zebrafish as a model organism, with a focus on roles for stem cells in the development of pigmentation, melanoma, and pigment pattern evolution. Lab members are expected to work both independently and as a team depending on the specific projects or tasks at hand. In this position, the incumbent will be expected to diligently pursue specific research projects focused on molecular and cellular interactions under supervision of the principal investigator. The individual will also assist with general lab upkeep including care of the zebrafish colony. This position is required to work occasional weekends and evenings.

This is a restricted position is contingent upon funding availabililty.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Expertise in zebrafish pigment pattern development, husbandry, and genetic stock maintenance as well as methods of live imaging, molecular biology and gene expression analysis.

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