Laboratory Specialist

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

Working Title: Laboratory Specialist

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: Department of Neuroscience

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-30-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia seeks a Laboratory Specialist to work in the laboratory of Dr. Chia-Yi Kuan. This position provides assistance with laboratory oversight and experimental procedures. Duties will include: performing experiments in accordance with grant specifications and directions from the PI; taking care of animals (rodents), including breeding and prepping for surgical and behavioral studies, and working on animal protocols; maintaining inventory and ordering supplies as needed; meeting with the PI to discuss protocols; and assisting other personnel with experiments and surgeries as needed.

A Bachelor's degree in in Neuroscience, Biology, or Chemistry, and at least one year of lab experience (student experience may be accepted) is required.

To apply visit and search for Posting 0622022, complete a staff application online, and provide a cover letter, CV, and list of three references.

The position will remain open until filled. For questions about the position and application process, please contact Jon Stafford, department administrator, at

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

This is a restricted position contingent upon the continued availability of funding.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must be familiar with animal handling, solution preparation, and have basic lab and microscope skills. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, strong problem solving skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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