Lab Specialist - Intermediate, Department of Surgery
Job ID: R0037365 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Department of Surgery in the School of Medicine seeks a Lab Specialist – Intermediate to work in the laboratory of incoming Department Chair, Dr. Allan Tsung. The Lab Specialist – Intermediate will execute and manage research projects investigating cancer in a foundational (basic) biological/health science research laboratory. The incumbent will collaborate with principal investigator (PI) to develop and implement goals and objectives of research studies.

Position responsibilities include:
  • Conceptualizing, designing, and executing complex laboratory experiments.
  • Planning and executing advanced molecular and cellular techniques.
  • Planning, coordinating, and overseeing processing and analysis of data.
  • Analyzing and interpreting research data.
  • Developing and implementing new and/or revised research methodology and techniques.
  • Planning and testing experimental designs, sampling techniques, and analytical methods.
  • Developing and establishing research controls, criteria, and standards.
  • Performing critical analysis of literature relevant to research.
  • Collaborating with principal investigator to write and prepare research papers and manuscripts for publication and presentation at national and conferences and workshops and in the writing of project reports, articles, and other documents.
  • Attending and presenting research results at national and international scientific conferences, workshops, and seminars.
  • Assisting with development, writing, and preparation of grant proposals to obtain new or renewal of extramural funding in support of research.
  • Investigating, identifying, and recommending possible sources of research funding.
  • Participating in developing and managing grant budgets.
  • Monitoring expenses.
  • Monitoring and enforcing laboratory safety procedures to ensure compliance with OSHA regulations, as well as local, state, and federal regulations, including proper disposal and maintenance of regulated materials.
  • Training and/or supervising research staff.
  • Providing technical assistance of lab operations.

  • Education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience: 6 years of experience in a lab technician role. Master's degree may substitute for required experience. 9 years of experience accepted in lieu of degree. 3-5 years of experience in a biological/health research capacity is required.

Preference will be given to candidates with a master's degree or doctoral degree in an appropriate biological/health science.

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

Priority review of applications will begin June 26, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.

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

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