Lab Specialist 3 | Charlottesville, VA - Job.com

Job Description

## Posting Summary:

The Beirne Carter Center in the University of Virginia's School of Medicine is seeking a Laboratory Specialist 3 to provide scientific and technical support for a laboratory research program. Responsibilities include modifying and developing laboratory procedures; researching literature related to project and procedures; conducting experiments; recording and analyzing results; teaching laboratory techniques; troubleshooting instrument problems; performing preventive maintenance on equipment; and writing segments of reports and manuscripts. May serve as a lead worker by coordinating and distributing the laboratory workload, assisting laboratory personnel with problems, and reviewing experimental results and procedures for accuracy and efficiency. Candidate is also responsible for breeding and genetic analysis of a large mouse colony involving several unique strains.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or a related science and at least six years of laboratory experience, including two years experience with cell cultures and small animal work. Experience gained as a student may be accepted. A Master's degree in biology, chemistry, or a related science may substitute for experience.

This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of grant funding.

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

At least 6 years of laboratory experience with 2 years of work with cell cultures and small animals, including colony maintenance. (May include graduate student experience. )

Master's degree in a related field may substitute for required experience.

## Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Ability to perform column chromatography and protein purification experiments.
2. Ability to conduct tissue cultures and sterile techniques.
3. Ability to analyze data and enter results accurately.
4. Familiarity with mouse behavior and nutritional needs.
5. Knowledge of flow cytometry instrumentation.
6. Knowledge of molecular biological techniques.
7. Ability to perform DNA and protein gel electrophoresis analysis.
8. Knowledge of Immunology.
9. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
10. Ability to work with small animals.

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

*Department:* Beirne B. Carter Center for Immunology Research

*Closing Date:* Open Until Filled

*FLSA Exemption Status:* Exempt

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

*Posting Date:* 08-13-2015

*Location:* Charlottesville

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

*Employment Posting Category:* University Staff

*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=74739

*Anticipated Hiring Range:* $35, 000 - $40, 000

*Posting Number:* 0615313

*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 in biology, chemistry, or a related science.

*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 Managerial and Professional Staff

*Posting for UVA Employees Only:* No

*Required Computer Applications:* Microsoft Word and Excel.

*Area of Interest:* Laboratory and Research

*Employment Conditions:* Criminal HistorySexual Offender RegistryDegree Validation

*If yes, what is the required License or Certification. :* N/A

*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. :* Considerable - 4 to 7 years

*Preferred EducationWhat level of education is preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* *Degree Preferred

*Organization (Position Organization):* 40505 MD-BEIR Ctr/Beirne Carter

*Preferred ExperienceWhat is the minimum level of relevant experience preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* Considerable - 4 to 7 years

*Number of Work Hours P

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