Chemistry Laboratory and Research Technician I

for University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

Job Description

## Posting Summary:

**THIS POSTING IS FOR CURRENT UVA EMPLOYEES ONLY**

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia seeks a highly motivated and qualified research technician to assist with experiments designed to understand lipid signaling in the immune system. The laboratory has a strong chemical biology focus and utilizes chemoproteomics, lipid biochemistry, in vivo pharmacology, and mass spectrometry. Specific project areas include design, synthesis, and evaluation of small molecules targeting lipid metabolism and signaling in inflammatory disorders, as well as development of novel small molecule- and cell-based immunotherapies in cancer. The incumbent will help support acquisition and analysis of data related to cell biology and whole animal studies.

Bachelor's degree is required by the appointment start date or the equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.

Duties include but not limited to management of animal colony, assistance with animal pharmacology studies, genotyping of genetic knockout mice, and assistance with biochemical assays. The incumbent is also responsible for helping to maintain inventory and ordering of lab supplies.

## University Leadership Characteristics:

*For Thomas Jefferson, learning was an integral part of life. The "academical village" was created around the assumption that learning is a lifelong and shared process, and that interaction between scholars and students enlivens the pursuit of knowledge. *

University Human Resources strives to identify applicants who will contribute as high potential employees, leaders and managers. We employ individuals who foster and promote the University mission and purpose. Successful candidates exemplify uncommon integrity; they are honest, trusted, team-oriented and live the core values of the University. These candidates display great judgment, by practicing evidence-based decision-making. They are strategically focused by contributing to and achieving department goals and vision. They set high performance standards and hold themselves accountable by aggressively executing these standards. These employees also develop a deep passion for the University and the impact it has on students, faculty, alumni and community. Successful candidates identify their personal career goals and development opportunities, and as supervisors, help their staff do the same. They contribute to team success by leading talent, through their individual efforts and by leading and developing their teams.

## EO/AA Statement:

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

## If degree or equivalent experience required, please specify:(Entries to the right will appear in the posting for this position. )Degree Requirements Analysis

Bachelor's degree is required by the appointment start date or the equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

## If any experience is required, please specify kind of experience:

At least one year of laboratory experience is required. The lab experience should be in an academic or industrial laboratory setting. Experience as a student will be considered. At least one year of experience in small animal handling is also required.

## Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Understanding of lipid signaling in immune systems. Ability to work independently or in a team environment and be highly motivated. Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal. Incumbent must be willing to learn inventory software specific to laboratory needs.

## Preferred Computer Applications:

Experience with any of the following software programs is preferred: Graphpad prism, Adobe illustrator, adobe photoshop, Chemdraw and Sciquest.

*Required Applicant Documents:* CV / ResumeCover LetterContact information for 3 References - name, email, phone

*Department:* Department of Chemistry

*Closing Date:* Open Until Filled

*If any experience is preferred, please specify kind of experience:* Prefer at least 2 years of laboratory experience.

*FLSA Exemption Status:* Non Exempt

*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? :* No

*Posting Date:* 09-25-2015

*Location:* Charlottesville

*Is this position eligible for an Alternate Work Schedule? :* No

*Employment Posting Category:* Current UVA Employees Only

*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=77397

*Anticipated Hiring Range:* $29, 000 - $31, 000

*Preferred EducationWhat level of education is preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response

*Number of Months/Year:* 12

*Drug Testing Required? (Typically positions involved in patient contact, mass transportation or law enforcement are included):* No

*Position Type:* University Operational and Administrative Staff

*Posting for UVA Employees Only:* Yes

*Required Computer Applications:* Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required.

*Area of Interest:* Laboratory and Research

*Employment Conditions:* Criminal HistorySexual Offender RegistryDegree Validation

*Shift:* Day

*Type of Application:(required to apply for this posting):* Staff Application

*Required ExperienceWhat is the minimum level of relevant experience required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* Some - up to 4 years

*Posting Number:* 0617416

*Organization (Position Organization):* 31695 AS-Chemistry

*Preferred ExperienceWhat is the minimum level of relevant experience preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* Some - up to 4 years

*Number of Work Hours Per Week:(format: xx. xxxx):* 40

*Working Title:* Chemistry Laboratory and Research Technician I

*Is this position eligible for Tele

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