Lab and Research Technician 2
Working Title: Lab and Research Technician 2
Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff
Department: Department of Surgery
Posting Date: 07-07-2017
The Department of Surgery at the University of Virginia is seeking a Laboratory Technician 2 to contribute to the design and delivery of research projects and collaborate with researchers to develop, execute and interpret research projects in the field of human islet transplantation and microfluidic application in human islet physiology. Responsibilities will include mouse colony maintenance, islet isolation, islet transplantation, performing experiments and assays, as well as performing laboratory maintenance.
Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in a science or related field. A Master's degree in a related science is preferred. A minimum of 3 years related research experience is required. Experience gained as a student may be considered. Candidates should possess and be able to apply comprehensive knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices and methods and be proficient in lab research techniques.
This is a restricted position and is contingent on the continuation of funding.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Collaboration with Principle Investigator and researchers to develop objectives and design of research projects and proposals.
Formulating and conducting scientific experiments and analyses, as well as perform complex data collection and laboratory techniques.
Develop and write advanced, comprehensive experimental protocols and monitors project developments on an ongoing basis.
Demonstrate ability to follow set policies and procedures and adhere to regulatory guidelines in daily work.
Ability to evaluate and apply information and provide increasingly complex advice and information.
Demonstrate knowledge of specific areas of subject matter expertise such as cell biology, islet physiology, and human islet transplantation.
Working knowledge of basic computer applications and various database and software programs.
Working knowledge of basic lab tests.
Basic knowledge of the University's educational mission, strategic aims, and programs.
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