Chemistry Laboratory and Research Technician I

Charlottesville, VA
Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Chemistry Laboratory and Research Technician I

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: Department of Chemistry

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 11-07-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia seeks a highly motivated and qualified research technician to assist with experiments designed to understand lipid signaling in the immune system. The laboratory has a strong chemical biology focus and utilizes chemoproteomics, lipid biochemistry, in vivo pharmacology, and mass spectrometry. Specific project areas include design, synthesis, and evaluation of small molecules targeting lipid metabolism and signaling in inflammatory disorders, as well as development of novel small molecule- and cell-based immunotherapies in cancer. The incumbent will help support acquisition and analysis of data related to cell biology and whole animal studies.

Bachelor's degree is required by the appointment start date or the equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.

Duties include but not limited to management of animal colony, assistance with animal pharmacology studies, genotyping of genetic knockout mice, and assistance with biochemical assays. The incumbent is also responsible for helping to maintain inventory and ordering of lab supplies.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Understanding of lipid signaling in immune systems. Ability to work independently or in a team environment and be highly motivated. Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal. Incumbent must be willing to learn inventory software specific to laboratory needs.

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