Lab Specialist or Intermediate Lab Specialist
Job ID: R0028775 | Laboratory Research | Full time | Charlottesville, VA

The Department of Pathology at University of Virginia School of Medicine is seeking a Laboratory Specialist or Laboratory Specialist Intermediate. This position is located in the NIH-funded Hematology Research lab of Adam N. Goldfarb, M.D. and will involve participation in team-based development of novel therapeutic approaches. The relevant projects have been supported by long-term NIH funding and have resulted in several prominent publications.

Lab Specialist Intermediate employees engage in laboratory research by performing complex lab and research related tasks. They are distinguished from Lab Specialist employees by their additional responsibilities related to developing, designing, and conducting increasingly complex research projects. They perform complex tasks independently. They have the authority to adapt methods and procedures to meet the needs of research. They may supervise support personnel and manage budgets.


Job responsibilities include:

  • Perform duties similar to Lab Specialist employees, such as helping Principal Investigators coordinate research projects, performing experimental procedures, collecting information and data, and preparing tissues and specimens for procedures.
  • Participate in formulating research methods, suggesting options for improving quality, and recommending solutions. Participate in computer database design, utilization, and research/data analyses, and suggest future improvements to data measurement.
  • Oversee day-to-day operation of projects. Schedule and maintain records of equipment/facilities. May be responsible for operations of specialized labs or research areas within departments and/or field work and related data analyses for research projects. May assemble, test, calibrate, clean, or make minor repairs to equipment.
  • Train users in equipment operation and research techniques; and explain and demonstrate technology and equipment capabilities, operations, limitations, and outcomes.
  • Determine interview procedures and conduct interviews. Work independently on collection of data and analyze research results.
  • Confer with PIs in developing plans for research projects and discuss the interpretation of results and the preparation of scientific manuscripts for publication.
  • May supervise research support personnel and manage budgets.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's degree.


  • 6 years of experience in a lab technician role.
  • Master's degree may substitute for required experience. 9 years of experience accepted in lieu of degree.


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


Priority review of applications will begin on October 14, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled.


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