Laboratory Specialist 2 | Charlottesville, VA - Job.com

Laboratory Specialist 2

for University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

Job Description

## Posting Summary:

The Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, is seeking a Laboratory Specialist 2 to provide advanced scientific and technical support with an emphasis on steroid and metabolic regulation of pathways leading to cancer, including uterine and breast cancers. The incumbent provides scientific involving a variety of laboratory procedures and techniques under the guidance of the Principal Investigator. The incumbent is responsible for assisting the Principal Investigator in designing, conducting, assessing experimental results and analyzing experiments on laboratory projects, including biochemical, cellular and in vivo animal model (mouse) approaches. The incumbent occasionally assists and trains graduate and undergraduate students and entry-level technicians on laboratory procedures; maintains laboratory equipment and supplies; and orders supplies as needed.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, Molecular Biology or other scientific field. A minimum of five years of laboratory research experience (may include student experience) using molecular biology or genetics approaches to address relevant scientific experiments is required. A Master's degree in a related science may substitute for required experience. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) is required. Candidate must have the ability to establish priorities, design and execute experiments; perform experiments following approved protocols; maintain records, analyze data, prepare written documentation, and make formal presentations; resolve issues and problems; work accurately with attention to detail; assist and train students and fellows on lab procedures and techniques; and knowledge of caring for and breeding research mice and rabbits. Qualified candidates must have knowledge of laboratory techniques and excellent organizational and record-keeping skills. A Master's Degree in a related field, and experience with the UVa Integrated Systems (PO Purchasing), Research Databases, and Statistics packages, such as PRISM, are preferred.

This position is restricted and contingent upon 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.

## Employment Conditions for Faculty

U. Va. will perform background checks including receipt of official transcripts from the institution granting the highest degree for all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

## 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 in Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, Molecular Biology or other scientific field.

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

Minimum of five years of experience (may include student experience) in a laboratory using molecular biology or genetics approaches to address relevant scientific experiments. A Master's degree in related field may substitute for required experience.

## Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Ability to establish priorities and to design and execute experiments.
2. Ability to perform experiments following approved protocols.
3. Ability to maintain records, analyze data, prepare written documentation, and make formal presentations.
4. Knowledge of laboratory techniques.
5. Ability to resolve issues and problems.
6. Ability to work accurately with attention to detail.
7. Ability to train and educate students and fellows on lab procedures and techniques.
8. Knowledge of molecular biology.
9. Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills and knowledge of laboratory techniques.
10. Knowledge of caring for and breeding research mice and rabbits.

## Preferred Computer Applications:

UVa Integrated Systems (Purchasing) and Research Databases; Statistics packages such as PRISM, Research Databases.

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

*Department:* Department of Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism

*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:* 08-21-2015

*Location:* Charlottesville

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

*Employment Posting Category:* University Staff

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