Lab Specialist-Intermediate
Job ID: R0022005 | Laboratory Research | Full time | Charlottesville, VA

The Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, is seeking a Lab Specialist Intermediate to work in Dr. Lukas Tamm's lab. The lab specialist intermediate will express and purify proteins from different sources and run an array of biochemical assays to assess the quality and function of these proteins. The incumbent will be highly interactive within a relatively large research lab interested in studies of synaptic neurotransmission and virus entry into cells. Prior experience with protein purification and culturing of bacterial and/or mammalian cells is required and experience with membrane proteins and their reconstitution into liposomes would be a plus. The successful candidate will also be closely involved with routine lab maintenance tasks.


Education: Bachelor's degree in a science related field

Experience: Six years of experience in a lab technician role. Master's degree may substitute for required experience. Nine years of experience accepted in lieu of degree.

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

Priority review of applications will begin on March 6, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled.


For questions regarding the application process, please contact Michelle Williams, Faculty Search Advisor, at

For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Lukas Tamm, at

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