Lab Technician 2

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-04-23
Req: R0005410

The Cliffe lab in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, is seeking a Laboratory Technician level 2 to work on projects investigating Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) latency in neurons. The lab technician will work closely with the PI to use virology, molecular biology and cell biology techniques to study chromatin changes during HSV reactivation from latency. Research activities will include, but not be limited to, propagating and titrating virus stocks, routine tissue culture, isolation of primary neurons from mice, ocular mouse infections, general molecular biology techniques (nucleic acid isolation, RT-PCR) and chromatin-immunoprecipitation. The lab technician will also be responsible for laboratory maintenance. This includes training of other personnel, maintaining mouse colonies, ordering supplies, preparing stock solutions, organizing and maintaining virus stocks and assisting the PI with environmental health and safety compliance. 

The successful candidate must have a B.S. degree in biology, or a related field, and at least one year of laboratory experience, which may include experience gained while a student. Additional requirements include attention to detail in experimental work and record keeping, ability to handle multiple assignments, self-motivation and eagerness to acquire new skills. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in Virology and/or Molecular Biology, prior animal work and experience with tissue culture techniques. 

Responsibilities can include:

• The incumbent will attend weekly meetings with the Principal Investigator to discuss experimental results, conducts literature searches, and presents results in lab meetings.
• The incumbent works under supervision, independently and ethically, documents all research data appropriately, and assists other members of the lab.
• Assist in evaluation of research methods, procedures, and techniques based on established objectives.
• May perform small animal surgery.
• Assist in training other staff members on procedures.
• Additional duties as assigned.
• This position also includes support activities such as maintenance of cell lines and preparation of reagents for the laboratory, management of safety training and records, and the training of undergraduate and graduate researchers."

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

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 # R0005410.  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 # R0005410.  Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education: The successful candidate must have a B.S. degree in biology, or a related field.

Experience:  The successful candidate must have a B.S. degree in biology, or a related field, and at least one year of laboratory experience, which may include experience gained while a student. Additional requirements include attention to detail in experimental work and record keeping, ability to handle multiple assignments, self-motivation and eagerness to acquire new skills. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in Virology and/or Molecular Biology, prior animal work and experience with tissue culture techniques. 

Licensure: None.

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: 4/24/2019
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