Lab Specialist - Intermediate, Hendrickson Lab, Division of Hematology and Oncology (UVA)
Job ID: R0043159 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Virginia's (UVA) School of Medicine seeks candidates for a Lab Specialist – Intermediate to provide scientific and technical support for laboratory-based research pertaining to molecular genetics with a heavy emphasis on DNA repair, DNA recombination, and CRISPR-mediated gene editing. The Lab Specialist will perform research studies and assist in experiments for the research lab of Dr. Eric A. Hendrickson, PhD.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Perform and assist with experiments involving cell culture, western blotting, DNA and RNA isolation, PCR, and quantitative PCR.
  • Work with the senior scientists to develop methodologies and protocol for ongoing lab projects.
  • Assist with the collection and entry of data in electronic media.
  • Order lab supplies.
  • Perform routine laboratory maintenance.
  • Perform routine laboratory data analysis and procedures.
  • Independently prepare solutions and reagents.
  • Ultimately, be responsible for their own research project.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Qualified candidates must have:
  • 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 lab-related experience accepted in lieu of degree. Experience in molecular biology or other directly related scientific field is preferred.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Ability to resolve problems and work accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze and organize work procedures, plan and execute tasks or experiments, and interpret and report findings.
  • Ability to conduct laboratory experiments with limited supervision.
  • Ability to collect and handle data or samples.
  • Ability to understand laboratory process and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

The Lab Specialist Intermediate will report to Dr. Eric A. Hendrickson, PhD.

Physical Demands:
This position can spend extensive periods of time standing and squatting while conducting experiments. Also requires keyboarding and other bench work and procedures requiring fine finger manipulation.

This position will remain open until filled. This is an exempt-level, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance. This position is located in Charlottesville, VA.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. A completed pre-employment health screen is required for this position prior to employment.

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