University of Virginia Laboratory Specialist in Charlottesville, Virginia

Posting Summary:

The Department of Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism Division at the University of Virginia is seeking a Lab Specialist to provide technical lab support by performing complex lab and research related tasks. The incumbent will act as a specialist on research methods and equipment functions specific to investigations.

The incumbent will perform complex experiments supporting the research protocols, including techniques of protein chemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and mouse colony management, as well as collect records and verify data from experiments conducted.

This position also performs literature searches and will present findings at meetings; orders lab supplies; and cleans and maintains equipment.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, or a related science, and a minimum of three years of laboratory experience. Experience gained as a student may be considered.

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

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

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.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Ability to conduct complex research activities and make decisions according to ethical standards.
  2. Ability to understand laboratory processes and procedures and perform minor data analysis.
  3. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  4. Knowledge of general laboratory procedures, basic safety precautions, and laboratory equipment.
  5. Excellent written and communication skills.
  6. Ability to follow instructions.
  7. Ability to handle samples and laboratory equipment.
  8. Willingness to work with mice.

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

Department: Department of Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism

If any experience is required, please specify kind of experience: Three years of laboratory experience. (May include laboratory experience as a student)

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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: 06-19-2017

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=82120

Anticipated Hiring Range: $36,377

Posting Number: 0621162

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 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 Operational and Administrative Staff

Posting for UVA Employees Only: No

Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power-Point and Outlook).

Area of Interest: Clinical Research

Employment Conditions: Criminal HistorySexual Offender RegistryInternational SearchDegree 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.: No Response

Organization (Position Organization): 40745 MD-INMD Endocrinology

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 Specialist

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