Laboratory and Research Technician 2

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-04-25
Req: R0005591
The University of Virginia, Department of Pathology in the School of Medicine, is seeking a Lab & Research Technician 2 to work in the laboratory of James Zimring, MD, PhD. Dr. Zimring’s lab has a large focus on immunology in models of transfusion and transplantation, including autoimmunity. Specific experience with flow cytometry, PCR, Western blotting, and/or recombinant DNA work will be an advantage, but are not required. Duties include, but are not limited to preparing and conducting laboratory research experiments, analyzing and organizing data, preparation of reagents, maintaining stock solutions, ordering and maintaining the appropriate level of supplies.

The lab functions as a team effort and only those who are willing to actively engage with a group of scientists as a productive team player will function well in this position. Intellectual engagement is required as well; those seeking to know, grow, understand and learn will be best suited to this position.

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

For further information about the position, please contact James C. Zimring, MD, PhD, via email at [email protected]

Please contact Mary J White, Office Manager, via email at [email protected] or telephone at 434-924-9712 for questions regarding application process.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: please apply through Workday at the following URL, , and search for requisition # R0005591. 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 # R0005591. 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 2 employees provide increasingly complex technical support for projects and may engage in increasingly complex scientific experiments. May handle more sophisticated administrative and logistical tasks. Lab and Research Technician 2 employees operate under supervision with a degree of independence when following set protocols and procedures. Responsibilities can include:

  • Perform similar duties to the Technician 1, such as performing analyses, participating in research or clinical work involving treatment operations and experiments with animals to include care and feeding, cage cleaning and sanitization, and observation during post-operative or treatment periods, and maintaining equipment and apparatuses.
  • Coordinate and participate in a variety of routine technical duties by providing assistance to clinical and research staff in testing, determinations, and experiments.
  • Assist in evaluating research methods, procedures, and techniques, based on established objectives.
  • Provide basic assistance to researchers in manipulating, computing, and analyzing data using specialized statistical computer software.
  • May perform certain surgical procedures on small lab animals.
  • Assist with training other staff members on procedures; may supervise students or volunteers.
  • Assist Principal Investigators and senior staff in developing new strategies and techniques for experimentation.
  • Technician 2 employees in Social Sciences and Humanities will 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.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


    Education: Associate's degree in related science; preferred Bachelor's degree in a related science.

    Experience: At least 2 years of lab experience which may include student experience.  Bachelor's degree in related science will be considered in lieu of experience.



    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: 4/27/2019
    Application Due: 6/26/2019
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