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Lab Equipment Manager

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Working Title: Lab Equipment Manager

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: Department of Neuroscience

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 11-30-2018

Posting Summary:
The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia seeks a Laboratory Specialist to act as a departmental core equipment manager. Because this is a specialized position, experience in using/managing a wide array of equipment is required. The chosen individual will have proven technical knowledge with widefield, confocal, and two-photon microscopes as well as experience with cryostats, ultra-centrifuges, flow cytometry, QPCR machines, and more.

Experience working in a highly collaborative research and training environment with faculty, postdoctoral research associates, technicians, and graduate and undergraduate students is essential.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:
1. Training all new users to correctly use equipment.
2. Maintaining google calendars and granting access to users once they are trained.
3. Negotiating, managing, and maintaining service agreements for all equipment.
4. Arranging for all preventative maintenance and repairs
5. Ensuring that equipment has all necessary and required consumables at all times.
6. Working with department PIs to establish rules and protocols to protect equipment for long-term use.

A bachelor's degree in Neuroscience, Biology, Engineering or a related field and at least 3 years of lab experience is required. Student experience may substitute for lab experience.

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

For questions about the position and application process, please contact Jon Stafford, Department Administrator, at [email protected]

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Because this is a specialized position, experience in using/managing a wide array of equipment is required. The chosen individual will have proven technical knowledge with widefield, confocal, and two-photon microscopes as well as experience with cryostats, ultra-centrifuges, flow cytometry, QPCR machines, and more. Experience working in a highly collaborative research and training environment with faculty,
postdoctoral research associates, technicians, and graduate and undergraduate students is essential.

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Posted: 12/1/2018
Application Due: 1/30/2019
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