Laboratory Specialist Intermediate

Charlottesville, VA
Sep 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Laboratory Specialist Intermediate

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Department of Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-06-2017

Posting Summary:
The Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism is currently seeking a Laboratory Specialist Intermediate to provide advanced scientific and technical support for laboratory based research.

The incumbent assumes the role as laboratory manager with responsibilities for overseeing compliance with good laboratory practices as well as maintenance of a number of items of equipment. The incumbent orders laboratory supplies, and performs equipment maintenance. The position is responsible for training undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in biochemical, molecular biologic, and imaging methodologies. The incumbent negotiates with vendors for renewal of service contracts and pricing of new equipment within their assigned limit of authority. The incumbent is responsible for maintenance of equipment inventory and arranging disposal of surplus equipment.

Priority will be given to candidates with the ability to perform cell and molecular techniques, including but not limited to RT-PCR, Western blot analyses, and immunofluorescence microscopy. Candidates comfortable with performing rodent surgery will also be given priority, but prior experience with rodent surgery is not required.
Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, or other scientific field required. Master's degree in related field may substitute for required experience.

This position is restricted and contingent upon continuation of funding.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Familiarity with plasma processing techniques.
2. Ability to conduct RT-PCR, Western blot analyses, and immunoassays.
3. Ability to conduct immunofluorescence microscopy.
4. Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
5. Ability to manage and perform research experimentation.
6. Ability to perform data analysis and summarize information.
7. Ability to prepare and present information both in writing and orally.

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