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Lab Technician

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University of Virginia
Location
Charlottesville, VA
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Jun 25, 2021

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-05-04
Req: R0023975
The Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health at the University of Virginia seeks a Lab Technician to manage the day-to-day operations of the lab under Dr. Mami Taniuchi's supervision. The successful applicant should have prior experience working in the lab preferably with Bio-Hazard Level 2 certification and be comfortable with human and environmental specimen collection and handling, setting up and performing molecular diagnostic assays such as PCR and sequencing experiments. The candidate should be fluent in verbal and written communication and be culturally competent to work with individuals of varying backgrounds and in international collaboration sites in Bangladesh and Tanzania.

  • Participate in research or clinical work involving conducting experiments, collecting and verifying data, performing PCRs and sequencing, work with large data transfers, and QCing PCR and sequencing reagents for shipping to our international collaborators.
  • 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 for our lab as well international collaborative labs, including coordinating international shipments.
  • Record accurate information and logs of experimental data.
  • Keep informed of new lab techniques.
  • Provide routine, technical, and administrative support to research projects.
  • May provide logistical support to the study.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in basic science or engineering or related field
  • One-year experience working in a lab
  • Experience working with academic and clinical research investigators
  • Proficiency in computer/automated systems for data purposes

OTHER REQUIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to travel internationally to work at collaborative sites
  • Be self-motivated and have the ability to motivate others
  • Be culturally competent and able to work effectively with diverse populations
  • Possess exceptional customer service, interpersonal, and active listening skills Have excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Able to function within a team also work effectively independently
  • Embrace and display the department’s core values of compassion, respect, service excellence and integrity

For questions about the application process please contact Greg Haskins, Senior Recruiter at gph3z@virginia.edu

To apply please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, and search for "R0023975" 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

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.

Organization

In 1819, the University of Virginia established a new model for intellectual exchange and cross-disciplinary collaboration in higher education. Two hundred years later, as a major research institution, we continue to challenge conventions, lead with ingenuity and advance knowledge for the common good.

What began as an innovative idea has become one of the nation’s leading public research universities, with over 21,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UVA also has over 3,000 full-time faculty offering more than 400 degrees.

Each of the University’s eleven schools has its own distinctive mission, working together to garner consistently high rankings—including #2 Best Value Public College (Princeton Review, 2016), #3 Public University in the Nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2016), and #3 Best Value Among Public Colleges (Kiplinger’s, 2016).  

As we invest in and strengthen our research capabilities, UVA seeks new faculty ready to uncover new insights, rewrite old rules and collaborate on intellectual discoveries.

RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS THAT CROSS DISCIPLINES

As an R1 institution, the University’s research centers, consortia and laboratories are on the leading edge of discovery and technology, offering collaborative spaces for students and faculty to solve global problems.

Our professors are recognized members of major national scholarly and professional organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Our faculty’s engagement in interdisciplinary research is being facilitated by new research institutes specializing in everything from big data to brain functioning, and by cluster hires across schools.

NATIONALLY RANKED HEALTH SYSTEM

UVA is also home to a nationally renowned academic medical center and the UVA Health System, which serves a three-part mission to treat patients, conduct translational research and train medical practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines.

Established as the nation’s 10th medical school in 1825, the institution has since grown to include a 612-bed hospital and a Level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, a Children’s Hospital, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.

The UVA Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report magazine and has been named among the top 25 percent in seven specialties.

INSPIRING STUDENTS, INSPIRED TEACHING

The vast majority of UVA students come from the top 10% of their high school class, as well as from all 50 states, over 142 countries and a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite their diversity, all UVA students share a love of learning and a drive to achieve.

One of the reasons students choose Virginia is our unique residential culture. At UVA, the community of students, faculty and staff personifies the Jeffersonian idea that living and learning are connected. The Academical Village was constructed to support a unique residential experience, with faculty living in the Pavilions, students occupying Lawn rooms and the world-famous Rotunda at its heart. The University’s residential culture continues to support this experience today—strengthened by students, faculty and staff rich in backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. Our unique culture is also paying dividends in innovation:  UVA’s faculty have generated more than 130 patents since 2010.

Perhaps most importantly, faculty come to UVA knowing that instruction is as important as research, and they pride themselves on their many teaching awards.  Our best professors look for ways to encourage, mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders inside and outside the classroom.

LIFE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

Living in Charlottesville you’ll find sophisticated restaurants, world-renowned wineries and breweries, cosmopolitan arts and music, friendly urban and suburban neighborhoods and a Piedmont landscape that has lured adventurous souls for centuries.  No wonder the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research named Charlottesville the “happiest city in America” in 2014.

In addition to UVA and its health system, several major employers have facilities in Charlottesville, including State Farm, Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Department of Defense, GE and others.  Charlottesville is also becoming a center for innovative start-up businesses.  The University also actively helps spouses and partners of faculty members build their networks and pursue employment opportunities with a wide variety of area employers. 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 orAskHR@virginia.edu to request assistance.

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