Lab Tech 2, Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center (UVA)
Job ID: R0041022 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC) at the University of Virginia's (UVA) School of Medicine seeks candidates for a Laboratory Technician 2. The incumbent will participate in research and requires an understanding of research techniques. Duties include participating in research experiments involving the characterization of heart function and signaling pathways in mouse models of cardiac diseases. Experimental methods include handling mice, small tissue dissection, histology and immunohistochemistry, cell culture and transfection, western blotting, genotyping, and real-time PCR. Experience in some of these techniques is preferred, but we will teach the applicant all the necessary techniques.

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; and consulting with the principal investigator regularly. In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Qualified candidates must have:
  • 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.

The individual should be self-guided and creative in seeking possible solutions to experimental/design challenges at hand and have strong communication skills.

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 non-exempt level, 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 and drug screening are required for this position prior to employment.

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