Posting Summary: The Department of Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism Division at the University of Virginia is seeking a Lab Specialist to provide technical lab support by performing complex lab and research related tasks. The incumbent will act as a specialist on research methods and equipment functions specific to investigations.
The incumbent will perform complex experiments supporting the research protocols, including techniques of protein chemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and mouse colony management, as well as collect records and verify data from experiments conducted.
This position also performs literature searches and will present findings at meetings; orders lab supplies; and cleans and maintains equipment.
Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, or a related science, and a minimum of three years of laboratory experience. Experience gained as a student may be considered.
This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or related science
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Three years of laboratory experience. (May include laboratory experience as a student)
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Ability to conduct complex research activities and make decisions according to ethical standards. 2. Ability to understand laboratory processes and procedures and perform minor data analysis. 3. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. 4. Knowledge of general laboratory procedures, basic safety precautions, and laboratory equipment. 5. Excellent written and communication skills. 6. Ability to follow instructions. 7. Ability to handle samples and laboratory equipment. 8. Willingness to work with mice.
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power-Point and Outlook).
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