Clinical Research Lab Technician
Job ID: R0030662 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA

The Cancer Center Office of Clinical Research (OCR) is looking for someone with experience in a lab setting and likes working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. This position will be integral in helping the efforts of the clinical research coordinators within the OCR with processing and shipping research samples/specimens as well as coordinating the hand-off of certain specimens that need advanced processing or longer term storage with the Biorepository and Tissue Research Facility ( BTRF). Responsibilities include:

  • Handle, process and ship specimens from clinical research participants involved in human subject research.
  • Transport specimens to BTRF on a routine basis
  • Operate, adjust, and maintain specific scientific apparatuses and instruments.
  • Order lab supplies( mainly dry ice)
  • Maintain inventory of industry supplied lab kits and keep them organized
  • Keep accurate logs of all specimens processed and shipments sent.
  • Provide routine, technical, and administrative support to research projects
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Education: High school diploma or equivalent


  • At least 1 year of lab experience, which may include student experience.
  • Bachelor's degree will be considered in lieu of experience.

Licensure: None

This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.

The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check and required pre-employment health screening.

Priority review of applications will begin on November 29, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled.

Physical Demands

This position can spend extensive periods of time standing and squatting while conducting experiments or caring for animals. Also requires keyboarding and other bench work and animal procedures requiring finer finger manipulation.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.


Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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