Lab Specialist
Job ID: R0035008 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics seeks a Laboratory Specialist to work in the Sheynkman lab. The incumbent will be using long-read RNA sequencing (PacBio, ONT) and mass spectrometry-based proteomics (Thermo Orbitrap Eclipse) to generate data sets for proteogenomics analysis. Such data will be used to discover disease-relevant protein isoforms. Experience in cell/tissue culture, molecular biology techniques, DNA/RNA manipulations and bioinformatics are pluses but not required. Qualities desired include being detail-oriented, organized and meticulous in designing and running experiments. Opportunities in the position include working in a highly dynamic scientific environment with opportunities for involvement in individual or collaborative research projects.

Lab Specialist employees provide technical lab support by performing complex lab and research-related tasks. They act as specialists on research methods and equipment functions specific to investigations. They have the authority to adapt methods and procedures to meet the needs of research. They are distinguished from Lab Technicians by the types and duration of assignments, as well as the skills and expertise necessary to serve as resources on non-routine problems. Lab Specialist employees perform daily activities without supervision; their longer-term assignments require greater oversight. Lab Specialist employees often train others on work processes and policies.
  • Specialize 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 high degree of proficiency.
  • Assist in evaluation of research methods, procedures and techniques based on established objectives.
  • May perform small animal surgery.
  • Provide basic assistance to researchers in manipulating, computing and analyzing data using specialized statistical computer software. Evaluate experiment results using statistical and multivariate analyses. Research, compile and maintain complex statistical, numerical and computerized reports.
  • Perform library and literature research.
  • Assist in instructing lab academic sections in lab methods, procedures and safety.
  • Explain work instructions and may adapt general methods and procedures in order to meet the needs of the research.
  • Assist in training other staff members on procedures.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience: 3 years of experience. 6 years of experience accepted in lieu of degree.

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 fine finger manipulation.

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check and health screen prior to their first day of employment per university policy.

This is a restricted position and continuation is dependent on the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

Priority application review will begin April 23, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.



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