Laboratory Specialist

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-05
Req: R0020537

The Department of Pediatrics is currently seeking a Laboratory Specialist. The incumbent supports the ongoing research of the Principal Investigator. The incumbent will support the research of Sana Syed, MD, MS focusing on understanding gut structure and function in common Pediatric GI diseases using machine learning and AI methods

Responsibilities include:

Data entry and cleaning, data analysis, literature searching, learning digital slide analysis, preparing and writing grant proposals and manuscripts and, participation in conducting scientific experiments and performing technical assays; analyzing and assessing experimental results. The incumbent is also responsible for maintaining lab inventories and communicating with national and international collaborators.

Minimum Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's degree ( a Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related science is preferred)

Experience: Previous research experience and a 2-year commitment. Clinical/ epidemiological research work and flexibility to travel to Pakistan with the Principal Investigator is preferred. Experience gained as a student will be considered.


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

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Syed, Assistant Professor at

For questions about the application, please contact Greg Haskins, Senior Recruiter, at

Required Application Materials:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, 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 or expression, 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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Job No:
Posted: 1/6/2021
Application Due: 4/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time