Lab Specialist Intermediate

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-04-29
Req: R0024073

The Center for Public Health Genomics as the University of Virginia seeks a Lab Specialist Intermediate. The Laboratory Specialist plays a major role in projects investigating the genetic basis of colorectal cancer. The successful applicant is responsible for performing independent research, with an emphasis on use of human cell lines and human genetic resources. Laboratory techniques used include establishment, maintenance and experimental manipulation of normal human colon 3D organoid cultures and colorectal cancer cell lines, transfections, nucleic acid isolation and next generation sequencing library preparation.

A Bachelor's degree in genetics, cell biology, biochemistry or a related field is required by appointment start date. A minimum of six years of cell biology and/or molecular biology research experience is required. A Master's degree may substitute for experience. Candidates must have knowledge of general lab procedures, including the ability to modify and develop lab procedures, the ability to organize samples sets and data sets using computerized databases, the ability to plan and execute tasks of experiments, and the ability to independently conduct laboratory experiments. Knowledge of human tissue culture procedures and molecular biology procedures are also required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication, the ability to accurately interpret and report findings, as well as the ability to train others and direct their work. A minimum of three years of mammalian cell culture experience is preferred, as is knowledge of human genetics/genomics research or stem cell research.

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

For additional information about the application process, please contact Greg Haskins, via email at

To apply please visit UVA job board, and search for "R0024073" Complete the application and see below for documents to attach. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV/Resume box.

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 selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy.

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: 5/2/2021
Application Due: 7/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time