The Department of Pharmacology, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, is seeking a Laboratory Specialist Intermediate to conduct experimental work in the laboratory of Dr. Ira Schulman. The Schulman lab focuses on the regulation of transcription by members of the nuclear hormone receptor superfamily and is exploring links between lipid metabolism and inflammation in several experimental systems. Daily experimental procedures will require the ability to master techniques in molecular biology, physiology, pharmacology and biochemistry. Learn more about Dr. Schulmanâ™s research here: https://pharm.virginia.edu/faculty/primary-faculty/?facbio=1&id=25996
The successful candidate must have a Bachelorâ™s Degree or equivalent in biology, chemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related discipline and at least six years of laboratory experience in an academic or industrial laboratory setting. A Master's degree in related field may substitute for required experience. Further, the successful candidate must have documented experience in one or more of the following four skill sets: (1) Flow cytometry, particularly the identification and analysis of immune cell populations; (2) Identification of lipid species using mass spectrometry. Experience using the Thermo Q Exactive hybrid quadrupole-orbitrap LC-MS/MS would be beneficial; (3) Identification, isolation and functional analysis of microglial cells, and (4) Growth and functional analysis of embryonic and/or induced pluripotent stem cells.
Additionally, the successful candidate must have the following characteristics: (1) Ability to conduct complex research activities and make decisions according to ethical standards; (2) Ability to understand laboratory processes and procedures and perform data analysis; (3) Participate in formulating research methods, suggesting options for improving quality, and recommending solutions; (4) Oversee day-to-day operation of projects; (5) Confer with PI in developing plans for research projects and discuss the interpretation of results and the preparation of scientific manuscripts for publication. (6) Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; (7) Knowledge of general laboratory procedures, basic safety precautions, and laboratory equipment; (8) Excellent written and communication skills; (9) Ability to follow instructions; and (10) Ability to handle samples and laboratory equipment. Proficiency with computer software, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel is required.
Preference will be given to candidates who hold a Masterâ™s or PhD degree in biology, chemistry, or a related science and well as to candidates with more than two years of experience. Proficiency with R programming is also preferred.
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.
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Internal Number: R0009392
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