Hirsh Laboratory Specialist (Wage)
Job ID: R0034921 | Laboratory Research | Part Time, 20 Hours/Week | Charlottesville, VA
The Department of Biology at the University of Virginia seeks two Laboratory Specialists (Wage) to oversee and conduct daily operations in the Hirsh Lab (https://bio.as.virginia.edu/content/hirsh-lab).

This is a posting for two part-time wage positions at 20 hours a week.

These positions are restricted positions contingent upon continued funding.

Job duties include:
  • Specializing in lab and/or other research methods and equipment functions specific to principal investigators and/or labs. Demonstrate expertise in troubleshooting problems and recommending solutions. Perform a variety of tests requiring a high degree of proficiency.
  • Assisting in evaluation of research methods, procedures and techniques based on established objectives.
  • May perform small animal surgery.
  • Providing basic assistance to researchers in manipulating, computing and analyzing data using specialized statistical computer software. Evaluating experiment results using statistical and multivariate analyses. Researching, compiling and maintaining complex statistical, numerical and computerized reports.
  • Performing library and literature research.
  • Assisting in instructing lab academic sections in lab methods, procedures and safety.
  • Explaining work instructions and may adapt general methods and procedures in order to meet the needs of the research.
  • Assisting in training other staff members on procedures.

In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

This is a wage position that is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link: http://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/HRM-029

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will also require an education verification (FSAKA).

  • Education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience: 3 years of experience. 6 years of experience accepted in lieu of degree. Experience as a student will be considered.
  • Preferred Experience: Experience in an model animal or fruit fly genetics/molecular genetics laboratory is preferred. Experience with standard molecular biology, i.e., cloning, PCR genotyping, qPCR analyses of gene expression and immunofluorescent confocal imaging techqniques, is preferred. Excellent fine motor skills required.
  • Licensure: None.

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 fine finger manipulation.

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