Lab Specialist in Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Job ID: R0044058 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Bielinsky laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the University of Virginia ( seeks to hire a laboratory specialist to participate in multiple NIH-funded projects that focus on the study of molecular pathways that defy replication stress relevant to cancer and rare genetic diseases.

What you will do:
  • Specialize in lab and/or other research methods and equipment functions specific to principal investigators and/or labs.
  • Demonstrate expertise in troubleshooting problems and recommending solutions.
  • Perform a variety of tests requiring high degree of proficiency.
  • Assist in evaluation of research methods, procedures, and techniques based on established objectives.
  • Provide assistance to researchers in computing and analyzing data using specialized statistical computer software.
  • Evaluate experiment results using statistical and multivariate analyses.
  • Research, compile, and maintain complex statistical, numerical, and computerized reports.
  • Perform library and literature research.
  • Assist in instructing lab academic sections in lab methods, procedures, and safety.
  • Explain work instructions and adapt general methods and procedures in order to meet the needs of the research.
  • Assist in training other lab personnel.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in the life sciences and at least 3 years of laboratory experience. 6 years of lab experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Interest in cell cycle regulation, DNA replication, and DNA repair.
  • Experience in genome editing, using clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) tools and basic molecular biology methods.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Some experience in genomics and proteomics.
  • Some demonstrated capacity for data management and analysis as indicated by co-authorship on research papers.
  • Advanced degree in the life sciences.

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check and health assessment per University policy.

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

We offer an exceptionally interactive and inclusive research environment with mentoring, career planning, and a competitive salary.

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