Laboratory Specialist

Location
Charlottesville, VA
Posted
Sep 11, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Laboratory Specialist

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: Department of Biology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 06-14-2018

Posting Summary:
The Department of Biology at the University of Virginia seeks multiple Laboratory Specialists to conduct developmental genetic and genomic research in the Parichy lab (http://dparichy.as.virginia.edu/), which uses zebrafish and related species to elucidate mechanisms of post-embryonic stem cell development, cellular interactions, pattern formation and the evolution of morphology. We are seeking Laboratory Specialists as well as Laboratory Specialists Intermediates determined on amount of experience. The Laboratory Specialist will participate in several projects related to overall goals of the laboratory, including on-going studies of stem cells and pattern formation, while also contributing effort to developing new tools and resources for future projects. Techniques include state of the art genetic screening, CRISPR/Cas9 mutagenesis and transgenic line production, as well as cell transplantation, histological gene expression analysis, super resolution time-lapse imaging, and next generation sequencing including single cell RNA-seq. Successful applicant will participate in any of several projects related to overall goals of the laboratory, including on-going studies of stem cells and pattern formation, while also contributing effort to developing new tools and resources for future projects. Opportunities to learn new methods will be available as required to fulfill the goals of specific projects or long terms goals of the laboratory. The Laboratory Specialist will also contribute to routine lab upkeep and maintenance of genetic stocks, as is true for all laboratory members, and works closely with the principal investigator.

For Laboratory Specialists a Bachelor's Degree is required as are three years of prior research experience. For Laboratory Specialists Intermediate a Bachelor's Degree with 6 years of experience is required. Research experience acquired in pursuit of M.A. or Ph.D. may be considered in lieu of non-academic post-baccalaureate experience. Knowledge of one or more methods routinely used in the laboratory, such as: high resolution imaging (fluorescence, brightfield), molecular cloning and PCR, next generation library construction, RNA-sequencing and bioinformatics, quantitative RT-PCR, genetic or transgenic analysis, histology, in situ hybridization, microinjection and micro-manipulation, or care and routine developmental genetic methods using model organisms is required. Applicants must exhibit a strong aptitude for multitasking, planning and time management. Dexterity for precise handling of small objects and small volumes is required. The ability to collect and organize data is essential, as is proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in multiple areas of research or who have specific experience with zebrafish. Applicants with publications from prior research positions or degree programs are highly preferred. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, R, Matlab, Monocle, SAS, JMP, SPSS, FileMaker, CLC Main Workbench, ZEN, Imaris, or Image is preferred.

*This is a restricted position and continuation is based on the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.*

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search Posting Number #0623491, complete the staff application, attach a cover letter, a resume, and contact information for 3 references. This position is open until filled.

For questions about this position or the application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin at rmo2r@virginia.edu.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of one or more methods routinely used in the laboratory, such as: high resolution imaging (fluorescence, brightfield), molecular cloning and PCR, next generation library construction, RNA-sequencing and bioinformatics, quantitative RT-PCR, genetic or transgenic analysis, histology, in situ hybridization, microinjection and micro-manipulation, or care and routine developmental genetic methods using model organisms.

Strong aptitude for multitasking, planning and time management

Dexterity for precise handling of small objects and small volumes

Ability to collect and organize data

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