Lab Specialist, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health (UVA)
Job ID: R0038227 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine seeks candidates for a Lab and Research Specialist 1 to work in the Houpt Lab. This work will involve travel to a collaborative research site in rural Tanzania. Responsibilities will include supporting laboratory and clinical research day-to-day operations including some laboratory testing (with training), research recordkeeping, data management, and data analysis.

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The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • At direction of principal investigator or senior staff, perform biological testing.
  • Participate in research or clinical work.
  • Prepare support materials; compare and assist with analyses of data and write reports.
  • Record accurate information and logs of data.
  • Provide routine, technical, and administrative support to research projects.
  • Ability to travel to travel internationally to Tanzania.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Qualified candidates must have:
  • Education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience: Three years of experience. Six years of experience accepted in lieu of degree.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Experience working in a lab.
  • Ability to work with others from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong attention to detail.

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 Lab Specialist will be under the supervision of Eric Houpt, Professor of Infectious Diseases. For additional information about the position, please contact Mutinta Bulanda at

This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance. This is a non-exempt-level, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. This position is located in Charlottesville, Virginia, but requires travel to Tanzania.

The anticipated start date is September 1, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled. The anticipated hiring range is $18/hour to $20/hour, commensurate with education and experience. 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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