Posting Summary: The Department of Surgery at the University of Virginia is seeking a Lab Specialist Intermediate. Responsibilities of this position include independently performing biochemical and molecular biology assays such as RNA/DNA purification, protein assays, Western blot, gel electrophoresis, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and ELISAs. Incumbent will also maintain a mouse colony and perform mouse surgeries including animal prep, surgical procedures, treatments, and euthanasia. Other responsibilities as directed by laboratory manager to include weekly inventory and ordering of supplies, drugs and animals.
Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in a related science and at least six years' experience (may include student experience). A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for required experience.
This is a restricted position and is contingent on continued funding.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor Degree in Science.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Specific Experience: At least six years experience. (may include student experience); Master's degree in related field may substitute for required experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Knowledge of relevant University, state, and federal policies and regulations. 2. Ability to collect, prepare and review data, specimens, and literature. 3. Knowledge of specific areas of research subject matter expertise. 4. Ability to synthesize information, provide advice, and address needs independently. 5. Knowledge of identification, coordination, and interpretation of research projects and results. 6. Knowledge of grants, budgets, and protocols. 7. Excellent oral and written communication skills in daily interactions. 8. Ability to clearly articulate specific information in areas of subject matter expertise. 9. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 10. Ability to navigate University databases and systems. 11. Ability to lift 75 lbs. 12. Knowledge/Ability to anesthetize large animals.
Required Computer Applications: MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
Internal Number: 353_85686
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.