Lab Technician 2
Job ID: R0035523 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Department of Pathology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine seeks a Lab and Research Technician 2. The Lab and Research Technician provides essential support for multiple Department of Pathology and Cancer Center initiatives, including the Mid-Atlantic Division of the Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN), the NCI Cancer Moonshot Program (APOLLO) and the Total Cancer Care Program (ORIEN), as well as supporting tissue collection activities for clinical trials, translational and basic research, and tissue banking for the Biorepository and Tissue Research Facility (BTRF), a SOM Core Facility. This individual coordinates with Biorepository staff, study teams, pathologists and surgical pathology staff to identify, procure and process specimens for research. Associated responsibilities include accurate documentation of collection procedures and researcher requests; abstracting information from medical records; inventory organization and tracking in electronic databases; and assisting with specimen quality assurance, logistics and shipping.

The Department of Pathology in the School of Medicine, along with The Diversity and Community Engagement Office, offers a range of opportunities, resources and events both within and beyond the health system. We promote inclusion and equity for patients and families, team members and community members throughout the region.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Perform similar duties to the Technician 1, such as performing analyses and participating in research or clinical work.
  • Coordinate and participate in a variety of routine technical duties by providing assistance to clinical and research staff in testing, determinations and experiments.
  • Assist in evaluating research methods, procedures and techniques, based on established objectives.
  • Provide basic assistance to researchers in manipulating, computing and analyzing data using specialized statistical computer software.
  • Assist with training other staff members on procedures; may supervise students or volunteers.
  • Assist principal investigators and senior staff in developing new strategies and techniques for experimentation.
  • May contact and coordinate schedules with study subjects, handle information intake and record and track results.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

  • 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.

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.

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.

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This position will remain open until filled. To be considered, applications must be received by 5/13/2022. This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. 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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Charlottesville, VA
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