Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-10-01
The Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, is seeking a Laboratory Specialist to work in the Elliot Lab. The Lab Specialist will be responsible for providing direct research support for multiple immunology research projects in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology and the Center for Cell Clearance.
We require a very well-organized and highly motivated individual who seeks to contribute substantially to the overall research mission of the Elliott Lab. The successful candidate must be able to work both independently and in a support capacity with other lab members. The ideal candidate will be technically proficient and possess good critical, analytical, and communication skills. Interest in and willingness to learn new techniques are essential job components.
The successful candidate must have: a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related field, with at least 2 years of relevant work experience; Familiarity and experience with murine immune models, sterile tissue culture, antibody-based protein detection methods (e.g. blotting, microscopy, ELISA), DNA/RNA analyses and cloning, and flow cytometry. Familiarity with computational and statistical methods is a plus.
This position will remain open until filled.
This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.
For additional information about this position, please contact Benjamin Baer, Unit Administrator, at [email protected]
For additional information about the application process, please contact Gay Lynn Tonelli, Faculty Search Advisor/Recruiter at [email protected]
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INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for requisition # R0009677. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).
Primary responsibilities include the following duties:
- Conduct and analyze immunology experiments using in vivo, cellular and molecular approaches under guidance of Principal Investigator [60%]
- Manage mouse colony (record-keeping, breeding and genotyping) [15%]
- Attend and participate in weekly lab meetings and relevant group meetings [15%]
- Order and track supplies, and various other record keeping [10%]
- Additional duties as assigned.
Education: This position requires a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field.
Experience: This position requires the following experience:
- A minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience.
- Familiarity and experience with murine immune models, sterile tissue culture, antibody-based protein detection methods (e.g. blotting, microscopy, ELISA), DNA/RNA analyses and cloning, and flow cytometry.
- Familiarity with computational and statistical methods is not required, but is preferred and is a plus.
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.