Laboratory Technician 2
Working Title: Laboratory Technician 2
Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff
Department: Cardiovascular Research Center
Posting Date: 09-15-2017
The Wolf Lab researches cardiovascular disease and cardiomyopathies and is seeking an individual for a Laboratory Technician 2 position in the CVRC at the University of Virginia. The lab culture is characterized by 1) hard work; 2) meticulous attention to detail; 3) an expectation that staff and trainees take full ownership of research projects; 4) a sense of community, collegiality, and collaboration; 5) lab personnel taking the initiative and having responsibility for promoting overall lab productivity and research quality; and 6) a high level of creativity, innovation, and overall productivity.
Applicants must have a background in laboratory research. Specifically, the job requires lab bench-related research and work with transgenic mice. A high degree of involvement and management with common mouse experimental methods including genotyping, phenotyping, and maintenance of detailed breeding records is expected, and candidates must demonstrate a high competency in a wide range of molecular biology techniques including PCR, qRT-PCR, and gene cloning. Candidates must also be competent in mouse biomethodology, analgesia and anesthesia. General laboratory maintenance duties also include ordering, cleaning of glassware, preparation of buffers, coordinating equipment maintenance.
An Associate's degree or higher and a minimum of two years' experience demonstrating wet lab capabilities. This may include student experience. A Bachelor's degree in Science may substitute for the required experience. Previous experience working with mice is preferred, prior UVA CCM animal handler certification is a plus.
This position is restricted and contingent on annual funding.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Ability to work autonomously and to creatively resolve problems.
2. Ability to work accurately with attention to detail, including careful documentation of lab work.
3. Ability to analyze and organize work procedures.
4. Ability to collect data or samples.
5. Knowledge of the theory and application of the physical sciences and instrumentation related to field of assignment.
6. Knowledge of general laboratory procedures and equipment.
7. Knowledge of analytical techniques in chemistry, biology, or related sciences.
8. Ability to plan and execute tasks or experiments.
9. Strong communication and presentation skills in both a scientific and a VC/business environment.
10. Ability to see the "big picture."
11. Ability to work with animals.
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