Lab Specialist
Dwyer Lab
Job ID: R0015685 | Laboratory Research | Full time | Charlottesville, VA

The Dwyer Lab in the Department of Cell Biology, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, is seeking a Laboratory Specialist Intermediate to work on experiments to understand normal and abnormal brain development, utilizing mouse genetics, molecular biology, cell and tissue culture, in situ hybridization, protein isolation, immunoblotting, immunocytochemistry, and various types of microscopy on live and/or fixed cells. The technician will work closely with the PI and other lab members to complete tasks to support NIH-funded research and investigate how neural stem cells divide to produce neurons, or to trigger apoptosis, and the function of cytoskeletal proteins during cell division and cell shape changes.

Responsibilities:
The Lab Specialist Intermediate will also be responsible for laboratory organization and maintenance. This includes training of other personnel, genetic mouse mutant colony breeding and maintenance, genotyping, ordering and maintaining supplies and reagents, maintaining equipment, and assisting the PI with environmental health and safety compliance.

The position requires frequent use of the scientific literature and databases, appropriate data analysis including statistics, lab notebook and electronic data keeping, clear communication, and clear data presentation.

The successful applicant will demonstrate history of:

  1. Excellent work ethic and above average productivity;
  2. Meticulous attention to detail;
  3. Flexible thinking and ability to learn new skills ;
  4. Prior personal ownership of complex project(s); and
  5. Working both independently and collaboratively.

Preferred experience includes molecular biology, work with mice or rats, cell or tissue culture, cell transfection, protein isolation and immunoblotting techniques, protein biochemistry, and microscopy.

Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's degree in related science

Experience:

  • At least six years of experience in wet lab research in related science. Master's degree in related field may substitute for part of this required experience.
  • The successful applicant will demonstrate history of: 1) excellent work ethic and above average productivity; 2) meticulous attention to detail; 3) flexible thinking and ability to learn new skills ; 4) prior personal ownership of complex project(s); and 5) working both independently and collaboratively.
  • Preferred experience includes molecular biology, work with mice or rats, cell or tissue culture, cell transfection, protein isolation and immunoblotting techniques, protein biochemistry, and microscopy.

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.

Application:
For questions about the application process please contact Margaret Weeks, Academic Recruiter.


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