Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Posting Summary: The Center for Diabetes Technology at the University of Virginia seeks PRN Wage Laboratory and Data Technicians to support its research efforts. The incumbents assist the PI by monitoring and troubleshooting a computer system and artificial pancreas during a clinical trial as well as data maintenance, which may involve compiling, coding, categorizing, and storing data in an electronic format. In addition, incumbents will learn how to handle and process lab specimens.
Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent. At least one year of experience in a research or clinical laboratory setting, following specific protocols and procedures as a professional, student, or volunteer is preferred.
This is a part-time wage position and is contingent upon availability of funding.
This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link: http://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/HRM-029.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: Associate's Degree
Required Minimum Level of Experience: None
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: A minimum of one year of previous experience with clinical research, automated medical systems, and scientific, experimentation, and research techniques. Experience in the use of a centrifuge and YSI Glucose Analyzer is preferred. Prior experience with diabetes devices, android cell phones, and the artificial pancreas is a plus.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Ability to resolve problems. 2. Ability to work accurately with attention to detail. 3. Ability to sort and compile data. 4. Ability to accurately interpret and report findings. 5. Ability to design charts and diagrams. 6. Ability to troubleshoot basic related problems.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Ability to use a centrifuge and glucose analyzer. 2. Knowledge of the Diabetes Artificial Pancreas research.
Required Computer Applications: MS Office (Word and Excel)
Internal Number: 353_81780
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.