Laboratory Specialist 1 | Charlottesville, VA - Job.com

Laboratory Specialist 1

for University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

Job Description

## Posting Summary:

The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia is seeking a Laboratory Specialist 1 to conduct research in a laboratory that is using mouse models to study the pathogenesis of Huntington's disease with the goal of identifying potential treatments for this disorder. A successful candidate should be self-motivated, pays attention to detail, has good organizational skills, and can work independently. A major responsibility of this position is to manage a transgenic mouse colony including set up matings, PCR genotyping, and weaning. Other responsibilities include cryostat sectioning, immunohistochemistry, western blotting, and general laboratory management such as maintaining common stocks and equipment, ordering supplies, and preparation of shared reagents, as well as data entry and analyses using Excel, SigmaPlot, Prism and other software.

A Bachelor's degree in Biology, Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related field is required with at least three years of laboratory experience (which may include laboratory experience as an undergraduate student).

This position is restricted and contingent on the continuation of 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 degree or equivalent experience required, please specify:(Entries to the right will appear in the posting for this position. )Degree Requirements Analysis

A Bachelor's degree in Biology, Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related field is required.

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

At least three years of laboratory experience (which may include laboratory experience as an undergraduate student).

## Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Animal handling skills.
2. Knowledge of general lab procedures.
3. Ability to operate a microscope.
4. Attention to detail.
5. Good organizational skills.

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

*Department:* Department of Neuroscience

*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:* 10-01-2015

*Location:* Charlottesville

*Is this position eligible for an Alternate Work Schedule? :* Yes

*Employment Posting Category:* University Staff

*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=77450

*Anticipated Hiring Range:* $30, 000-$33, 000 depending on experience and qualifications

*Preferred EducationWhat level of education is preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* Not a Requirement

*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:* Excel, Word, SigmaPlot, and Prism software

*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:* 0617457

*Organization (Position Organization):* 40455 MD-NESC Neuroscience

*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:* Laboratory Specialist 1

*Is this position eligible for Telecommuting? :* No

*Required EducationWhat is the minimum level of formal education required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* *Degree Required

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