Lab Technician
Job ID: R0023411 | Laboratory Research | Full time | Charlottesville, VA

The Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology is seeking a Laboratory and Research Technician 1 to provide scientific and technical support for laboratory-based research pertaining to the pathogenesis of Large Granular Lymphocyte (LGL) leukemia. Incumbent conducts experiments, collects, records, and verifies data, reviews results and procedures, performs minor statistical analysis, works with clinical research coordinator to arrange research blood collection from LGL Leukemia Registry patients at remote sites, communicates sample timeline and details to laboratory personnel, processes human blood and tissue samples, prepares reagents, maintains cell cultures, monitors lab supply levels and performs equipment maintenance. This person also assists senior researchers with experiments.

Qualified applicants must have a High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of one year of laboratory research experience. Student experience may be considered as documented in the application materials. A Bachelor's Degree in biology or other directly related scientific field may substitute for experience. Applicants must have the ability to collect and handle data or samples, perform data analysis, conduct laboratory experiments with limited supervision, and understand laboratory processes and procedures. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) is required. Experience working with blood or blood products and/or standard molecular and cellular biology techniques preferred. Applicants must be certified or willing to become certified to work with human blood-borne pathogens in BSL2-enhanced lab environment as needed.
Required experience:

  • Minimum of one year of lab experience, which may include student experience. A Bachelor's Degree in biology or other directly related scientific field may substitute for experience.
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Ability to conduct laboratory experiments with limited supervision.
  • Ability to collect and handle data or samples.
  • Ability to understand laboratory process and procedures.

Preferred characteristics:

  • Degree Preferred
  • Experience working with blood or blood products and/or standard molecular and/or cellular biology techniques preferred.

Required Application Materials:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy.


COVID Vaccination Requirement

Please visit this page prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements for employment at UVA.


Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Working here.

Careers at the University of Virginia reflect a wide breadth of professions, ranging from teaching to administration, IT professionals to financial analysis, research to grounds management, and talent recruiting to facilities management, among many others. Every person here — faculty, staff, student, healthcare professional — helps to advance our world-class institution, encompassing a larger mission of discovery and service.

Quality of Life

Charlottesville, Virginia is one of the nation’s most charming and picturesque places to live and work. Our area boasts many excellent restaurants, wineries and craft breweries; historic sites; Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive; and a great selection of homes in welcoming neighborhoods, as well as urban and rural locations. Public transportation is excellent, and you’re just a short drive from the beach or Washington, D.C.