Laboratory Technician 1
Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-04-29
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. Douglas DeSimone. The Lab Technician 1 will work with Senior Research Scientists and other lab personnel to assist with ongoing laboratory experiments. The Individual will be expected to obtain and culture early stage embryos from adult frogs and adhere to all policies and approved protocols for animal care and use. Must prepare and maintain necessary solutions and reagents used in experiments. Routine operation and maintenance of laboratory microscopes are required along with related image data analyses. Will carry out standard biochemistry, molecular biology, and embryo manipulation techniques using well established lab protocols. Careful note taking and organized records are required to ensure all data are recorded in timely fashion and in a form easily read and understandable to others. Data collected must be made available to principal investigator and Senior Scientist when requested and also presented periodically at weekly lab meetings and other "research in progress" activities. Familiarity with standard software packages such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite expected/desired but training will be provided. Lab and Research Technician 1 employees perform tasks as assigned by supervisor.
This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.
This position will remain open to applications until filled.
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INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for requisition # R0005418. 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 sanitization, 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.
Education: Requires a B.A or B.S. in biology or related Science
Experience: Lab experience, (e.g., undergraduate research project).
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.