Laboratory and Research Specialist 1 | Charlottesville, VA - Job.com

Laboratory and Research Specialist 1

for University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

Job Description

## Posting Summary:

The laboratory of Dr. Bryce Paschal in the Center for Cell Signaling at the University of Virginia seeks a Laboratory Specialist 1 to conduct experiments, work on research projects, oversee mouse colonies, order supplies and keep the lab stocked, maintain lab equipment, follow University, State and Federal safety regulations, and train lab personnel in laboratory techniques and protocols. Incumbent must be able to work independently and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The successful candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in a related science, 1 to 4 years of laboratory research experience (may include student experience), knowledge of laboratory procedures and safety requirements, have the ability to care for lab animals, tissue culture experience, be familiar with the use of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook), and have the ability to train and supervise others if needed. A Master's degree in a related science is preferred.

If qualified, please complete an application and upload a resume, contact information for 3 references, and a cover letter outlining experience.

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.

## 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:

One to four years of experience with basic laboratory practices; safety practices; experimental design and execution; use of lab equipment; molecular biology techniques such as tissue culture; working with lab animals. May include experience gained while a student.

## Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Lab skills and techniques.
2. Ability to care for lab animals.
3. Knowledge of tissue culture.
4. Ability to train and supervise others.

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

*Department:* Center for Cell Signaling

*Closing Date:* Open Until Filled

*If any experience is preferred, please specify kind of experience:* Experience with Odyssey, pcr, etc.

*FLSA Exemption Status:* Exempt

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

*Posting Date:* 06-02-2015

*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=76292

*Anticipated Hiring Range:* Dependent upon qualifications

*Posting Number:* 0616537

*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 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:* MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)

*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

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

*Organization (Position Organization):* 40590 MD-CSGN Ctr/Cell Signaling

*Preferred ExperienceWhat is the minimum level of relevant experience preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response

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

*Working Title:* Laboratory and Research Specialist 1

*If degree or equivalent experience preferred, please specify:(Entries to the right will appear in the posting for this position. ):* Master's degree

*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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