Laboratory and Research Aide (Wage)

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2019-02-15
Req: R0002928
The Laboratory of Dr. Robin Felder at the University of Virginia seeks an energetic dedicated Laboratory and Research Aide to assist with research. The incumbent will be assisting with conducting research work in a BSL2 lab, mammalian cell culture.

The Laboratory and Research Aide role provides career tracks for laboratory aides and laboratory animal caretakers who follow a highly structured schedule in performing simple, repetitive tasks under the immediate supervision of higher-level laboratory, or research personnel. Typical duties include washing and sterilizing glassware and equipment; receiving, distributing and preparing packages, samples and supplies; preparing sample test kits, and preparing media.

  • Applies knowledge of basic sanitation techniques, laboratory safety procedures, research procedures, animal handling/care and hygiene, and use of laboratory equipment.
  • Performs routine work with limited variation.
  • Follows established directions and procedures.
  • Limited contacts outside of co-workers and supervision.
  • May perform a variety of tasks related to animal care such as feeding and caring for animals.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $12.00 Hourly 

This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link:

To apply, please submit an application online through Workday at and attach a current CV/Resume and the names and contact information for three references. Search on requisition number: R0002928.

Questions related to the application process may be directed to Brandi Shifflett, HR Specialist at (434) 243-4095 or [email protected].

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.


Education: High School diploma or equivalent

Experience: Previous experience working in a laboratory setting is necessary

Licensure: None


Job requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently bending/stooping/walking, climbing (ladder, steps) and driving. Ability to lift/push/pull > 100lbs.   May be exposed to fumes, chemicals, vibrations, humidity, cold, heat, noise, outdoor climate, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 2/12/2019
Application Due: 9/26/2019
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