Lab Tech 2, Lab Specialist, or Lab Specialist - Intermediate
Carter Immunology Center (UVA)
Job ID: R0041024 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Carter Immunology Center at the University of Virginia (UVA) is currently seeking a Lab Tech 2, Laboratory Specialist, or Lab Specialist – Intermediate to become a participating member of the Sun Lab. The primary purpose of this position is to assist with performing complex experiments, per the direction of principal investigator or senior staff, to perform biological, immunological, chemical, or physical analysis.

The successful candidate will work with students, post-docs, and other members of the lab to assist in conducting all aspects of experiments. The position requires coordinating research projects and logistics with other lab members; compliance with University, federal, and state policies and procedures; consulting with the principal investigator regularly; and oversight of laboratory purchasing, equipment, and supplies required for operation of the laboratory. The individual should be self-guided and creative in seeking possible solutions to experimental/design challenges at hand and have strong communication skills.

Other responsibilities include:
  • Participating in research work involving treatment operations and experiments with animals, including weaning and genotyping mice.
  • Using immunology assays, including flow cytometry, staining and analysis, and ELISA.
  • Preparing support materials, comparing and assisting with analyses of data, and writing reports. Assisting with literature reviews.
  • Recording accurate information and logs of experimental data.
  • Keeping informed of new lab techniques.
  • Providing technical and administrative support to research projects.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Qualified candidates must have:

Lab and Research Tech 2:
  • Education: Associate's degree.
  • Experience: At least 2 years of lab experience, which may include student experience. Bachelor's degree in related science will be considered in lieu of experience.

Lab Specialist:
  • Education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience: 3 years of experience. 6 years of lab-related experience accepted in lieu of degree.

Lab Specialist – Intermediate:
  • Education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience: 6 years of experience in a lab technician role. Master's degree may substitute for required experience. 9 years of lab-related experience accepted in lieu of degree.

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.

This position is located in Charlottesville, VA. This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance. This is a full-time, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit The position will remain open until filled. This position will sponsor applicants for work visas. The anticipated hiring range is 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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