Laboratory Technician

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-05-04
Req: R0023965
The Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Department of Medicine seeks a full time laboratory technician to work on amebiasis vaccine project. This position will be mainly responsible for assisting with experiments involving assessment of vaccine specific immune response. Successful technician will perform a wide range of assays including but not limited to ELISA, LUMINEX, flow cytometry, ELISPOT and PCR under the direction of the primary supervisor. Additional responsibilities will include rodent handling as well as helping with routine laboratory duties such as ordering and receiving supplies, maintenance of equipment etc. as needed. The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or equivalent experience. Prior experience working in the lab is highly preferred.

The Laboratory and Research Technician role provides career tracks for laboratory technicians, geological technicians, and laboratory animal caretakers that perform a variety of laboratory and/or research tasks in support of research/teaching,clinical services, geological services, field research or a regulatory laboratory. Employees are responsible for a variety of standard procedures that range from routine to specialized in the areas of cleaning and decontamination; media preparation; performing standard/routine laboratory testing; sectioning and preparing rock and mineral samples for various mineralogical and laboratory analyses; preparing samples; assisting in autopsy, necropolis, or routine surgical procedures; maintaining animal health and welfare; recording data, and operating and maintaining tools and equipment.

  • Applies knowledge of sanitation techniques and laboratory safety.

  • Applies knowledge of research and testing procedures and techniques, and of animal handling, care and welfare.

  • Performs a variety of procedures supporting laboratory, research, clinical, etc.

  • Follows established directions and procedures.

  • Frequent contacts with co-workers, supervisors, students, faculty, and research staff to discuss study techniques or results or handling and care of animals.

  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


Education: Bachelor's degree

Required Experience: Experience with basic microbiology and immunology techniques. Experience with basic microbiology and immunology techniques.

Preferred experience: Specific experience with flow cytometry, immunological techniques and animal model systems is an advantage.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of laboratory techniques
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to establish priorities.
  • Ability to perform experiments following approved protocols and established SOPs.
  • Ability to maintain records, analyze data and make formal presentations.
  • Excellent communication skills in daily interactions in order to work independently as well as part of a team.

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

To apply please visit UVA job board, and search for " R0023965 " 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.




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Job No:
Posted: 5/6/2021
Application Due: 8/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time