Laboratory Technician 1

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-07
Req: R0020040

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia is recruiting for a Lab and Research Technician 1. The position carries out research studies and assists in experiments for the Infectious Diseases Division the laboratory of Prof. Steven Zeichner, MD, PhD. The goal of the lab is to study infectious disease pathogenesis and work to develop new therapies and diagnostics for infectious diseases and cancers. We are working to develop new platform technologies that will enable the very rapid development of inexpensive and easily produced vaccines that will be appropriate both in rich and in developing countries. With this new technology we are working to produce concept vaccines for a variety of important viral diseases, from HIV to COVID-19. In addition to this work, we are actively working on developing new prophylactic vaccines for HIV and therapeutic cancer vaccines.

The role of this position is to perform and assist with experiments involving recombinant DNA technology, immunology, and general molecular biology techniques, including the use of using animal models. Responsibilities include working with small animals, laboratory procedures, assisting with collection and entry of data in electronic media and laboratory maintenance. The successful candidate must be able to perform routine laboratory data analysis and procedures; independently prepare solutions and reagents; perform or learn to work with animal models; resolve problems and work accurately and with attention to detail. Must have ability to analyze and organize work procedures; plan and execute tasks or experiments; and interpret and report findings.


Education: Bachelor's Degree or about to complete a Bachelor's degree.

Experience: At least 1 year of lab experience, which may include student experience. Bachelor's degree will be considered in lieu of experience.

To apply please visit UVA job board, and search for R0020040. Complete the application and see below for documents to attach.

Required Application Materials:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references

Please note multiple documents can be submitted in the CV/Resume Box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.

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: 1/8/2021
Application Due: 4/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time