Lab Specialist (Staff-Wage)
Job ID: R0034854 | Laboratory Research | Part Time | Christiansburg, VA
The Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia is seeking applicants for a part-time Lab Specialist located in Christiansburg, Virginia. This individual will act as a Laboratory Specialist for data entry, management and collection tasks; serve as a resource on routine office tasks; work directly with the project coordinator to choose what data is relevant for entry; perform data entry and management; and work directly with project coordinator and other supervisory staff to screen, recruit and enroll program participants.

A bachelor's degree is required with a preference for degrees in nutrition, public health, health science or a related field. Must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to understand data and laboratory processes and procedures and to perform minor data analysis; knowledge of general laboratory procedures, including anthropometric measures, interview-administered survey procedures and audio file transcription; proficiency with computer software, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel; excellent communication skills, including with diverse audiences for recruitment efforts; and knowledge of evidence-based guidelines for nutrition and physical activity to inform curriculum development and revisions. Preferred experience includes SPSS software for data management and human subjects research in lifestyle behavioral trials.

This position is restricted with an expected end date of May 2023 and extension is contingent upon grant funding. Typical hours will be 20 hours per week. The position may require some in-state travel, so a valid VA driver's license will be required.

This is a wage position that is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link:

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will require an education verification, DMV and health screen. Please refer to the University Health Screen Policy.

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.

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Christiansburg, VA
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