Lab Specialist Intermediate
Job ID: R0028151 | Laboratory Research | Full time | Charlottesville, VA

The Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism is currently seeking a Laboratory Specialist Intermediate to provide advanced scientific and technical support for laboratory based clinical research. The incumbent's responsibilities will include equipment maintenance, general lab organization, blood processing, and flow sheet creation for protocols in the Clinical Research Unit. The technician negotiates with vendors for renewal of service contracts and pricing of new equipment within their assigned limit of authority and is responsible for maintenance of equipment inventory and arranging disposal of surplus equipment. This position is responsible for training other laboratory technologists as required in biochemical, molecular biologic, and imaging methodologies and for troubleshooting equipment malfunction. In addition, this position will assist the PI with environmental health and safety compliance. The applicant must demonstrate experience in working with Mass spec and HPLC and know how to troubleshoot. Should be able to work independently with some guidance from PI's.

Incumbent must have strong knowledge of mass spectrometry technology, how to utilize and analyze samples using HPLC technology, and advanced understanding of general lab practices.

This position is restricted and contingent on continued funding.



Education: Bachelor's degree in related science


  • At least six years experience.
  • Master's degree in related field may substitute for required experience.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in biochemistry or organic chemistry MA or PhD preferred.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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