Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Posting Summary: The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia seeks a Laboratory Specialist to work in the laboratory of Dr. Kevin Lee. This position provides assistance with laboratory oversight and experimental procedures. Duties will include: performing experiments in accordance with grant specifications and directions from the PI; taking care of animals (rodents), including breeding and prepping for surgical and behavioral studies, and working on animal protocols; maintaining inventory and ordering supplies as needed; meeting with the PI to discuss protocols; and assisting other personnel with experiments and surgeries as needed.
A Bachelor's degree in in Neuroscience, Biology, or Chemistry, and at least one year of lab experience (student experience may be accepted) is required.
To apply visit: https://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=84700, complete a candidate profile, and provide a cover letter, CV, and list of three references.
The position will remain open until filled.
For questions about the position and application process, please contact Jon Stafford, department administrator, at email@example.com
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's Degree in Neuroscience, Biology, Chemistry, or a related field by the start date is required
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: One year of experience working in a laboratory setting is required. Laboratory experience gained during college may be substituted for work experience.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Previous research experience in molecular biology, immunology, and animal models are preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be familiar with animal handling, solution preparation, and have basic lab and microscope skills. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, strong problem solving skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Required Computer Applications: Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe
Internal Number: 353_84700
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.