Lab and Research Specialist Intermediate or Senior
Working Title: Lab and Research Specialist Intermediate or Senior
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: Department of Pharmacology
Posting Date: 06-12-2017
The Department of Pharmacology at the University of Virginia is seeking a Laboratory Specialist Intermediate or a Laboratory Specialist Senior to support the research activities of the Bayliss Laboratory, depending upon qualifications. The incumbent performs research studies and experiments as guided by the Principal Investigator, and in support of other lab researchers. Daily bench experiments require expertise in tissue preparation, histochemistry (antibody staining, in situ hybridization), molecular biology (subcloning, plasmid preparations), and mouse colony work. The incumbent will determine the sex of neonatal animals, mark ears for identification, take tail biopsies, perform DNA isolation and PCR analysis, and establish genotypes. Incumbent also manages a database that keeps track of Lab colony, as well as perform some in vivo behavioral experimentation in rodents.
The Lab Specialist Senior would additionally provide daily laboratory oversight to include experimental management, training and mentoring lab staff, expenditure management, ACUC and EHS compliance management and coordination of laboratory meetings. Additional duties include performing animal experiments and surgical procedures, providing animal care and handling, and collecting data and samples. The incumbent will also perform laboratory maintenance, provide experimentation documentation, and order laboratory supplies.
To be considered for the Laboratory Specialist Intermediate position, candidates must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or the Biological Sciences by appointment start date, as well as a minimum of four years laboratory research experience performing small animal surgery.
To be considered for the Laboratory Specialist Senior position, candidates must possess a terminal degree in Chemistry or the Biological Sciences by appointment start date, or a Master's degree and at least two years related lab experience, as well as the ability to work independently on research goals, and the ability to supervise others (and their research).
This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of grant funding. Position will remain open until filled.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to apply research protocol, perform tissue culture, perform assays, prepare lab media, and isolate and quantify nuclei acids and proteins.
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