Laboratory Technician 1
Working Title: Laboratory Technician 1
Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff
Department: Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Posting Date: 09-12-2018
The Division of Infectious Diseases in the School of Medicine, University of Virginia is seeking a motivated Lab Technician. The Laboratory technician will be expected to participate in all phases of laboratory research while investigating the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics of antibiotic therapies. The incumbent is involved in the design of experiments, particular assay design, and is responsible for completion of projects assigned under supervision of the principal investigator.
Responsibilities may also include planning experiments, analysis of data, and providing input into the interpretation of data. The incumbent assists in preparation of research protocols and manuscripts, planning sequence of experiments, discussing detailed information regarding laboratory experiments, data entry and viewing of data analysis, monitoring of equipment in laboratory, maintaining sample database, ordering reagents and supplies, and general organization of the laboratory. The incumbent may provide instruction in completed laboratory assays with research partners at UVa or abroad.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required. At least one year of laboratory experience is required. Relevant student experience may be considered. A Bachelor's degree in a related science may substitute for required experience. Prior experience in chemical analytics including mass spectrometry, chromatography and/or colorimetry is preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Demonstrated ability to follow set policies and procedures.
2. Ability to adhere to regulatory guidelines in daily work.
3. Ability to evaluate and apply information and provide increasingly complex advice.
4. Excellent oral and written communication skills in daily interactions.
5. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
6. Ability to keep records and manage confidential data.
7. Working knowledge of basic computer applications and various database and software programs.
8. Basic knowledge of clinical research.
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