Laboratory Technician 1

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-04-16
Req: R0005166
The Department of Cell Biology, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, is seeking a Laboratory Technician 1 to work in the lab of Dr. Xiaowei Lu. The Lab Technician 1 will work in a field of cell and developmental biology, specifically signaling mechanims of morphogenesis, and will join a group investigating mechanisms of planar cell polarity signaling. Qualified applicants should have experiences in the following techniques: PCR and RT-PCR, primary organ culture, mouse embryo harvest, cryosectioning and immunofluorescence microscopy.

Applicants must have a B.A/B.S degree in biological sciences, with prior research experiences in fields such as cell biology or developmental biology. Skills in molecular and cell biology techniques are required, including PCR and RT-PCR, primary organ culture, mouse embryo harvest, cryosectioning and immunofluorescence microscopy are strongly preferred.

This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.

Review of applications will begin right away, however, this position will remain open until filled.

TO APPLY:
EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0005166. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).
INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for requisition #R0005166. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).

    Lab and Research Technician 1 employees focus on performing routine research tasks and developing skills. They assume routine to moderately complex technical support for research projects. Work is routine and can be performed with some degree of independence when following established protocols and procedures. Lab and Research Technician 1 employees perform tasks as assigned by supervisor. Responsibilities can include:

    • Perform similar duties to Lab and Research Aide, such as collecting specimens, setting up and performing experiments of a repetitive nature; and preparing culture media, chemicals, reagents, and solutions as instructed.
    • At direction of Principal Investigator or senior staff, perform biological, hematological, chemical, or physical analysis.
    • Participate in research or clinical work involving treatment operations and experiments with animals to include care and feeding, cage cleaning and sensitization, and observation during post-operative or treatment periods.
    • May perform some surgical procedures on small lab animals.
    • Prepare support materials, compare and assist with analyses of data and write reports. Assist with literature reviews.
    • Operate, adjust, and maintain specific scientific apparatuses and instruments. Order lab supplies and maintain inventory.
    • Record accurate information and logs of experimental data.
    • Keep informed of new lab techniques.
    • Provide routine, technical, and administrative support to research projects.
    • May contact and coordinate schedules with study subjects, handle information intake, and record and track results. May provide logistical support to the study.
    • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    Education: Applicants must have a B.A/B.S degree in biological sciences.

    Experience: Applicants must have:

    • At least one years’ prior research experiences in fields such as cell biology or developmental biology;
    • Skills in molecular and cell biology techniques are required, including PCR and RT-PCR, primary organ culture, mouse embryo harvest, cryosectioning and immunofluorescence microscopy are strongly preferred.
    • Experiences in the following techniques: PCR and RT-PCR, primary organ culture, mouse embryo harvest, cryosectioning and immunofluorescence microscopy.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

     

    This position can spend extensive periods of time standing and squatting while conducting experiments or caring for animals. Also requires keyboarding and other bench work and animal procedures requiring finer finger manipulation.  

    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: 4/17/2019
    Application Due: 6/16/2019
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