Lab Technician, Culver Lab (UVA)
Job ID: R0043298 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism and the University of Virginia's (UVA) School of Medicine seek applications for a Lab Technician to work with Silas Culver, MD. This position is responsible for assisting in the development, design, and execution of basic science research projects. This position will assist with molecular techniques, such as gel preps, western blot, tissue preparations for electron microscopy, confocal microscopy, and tissue staining, as well as use of in vivo mouse models and in vitro cell culture models. In addition, the position will involve statistical analysis, graph production, poster creations, and assisting in research paper writing for grants and presentations. The successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and demonstrate the ability to articulate information to investigators and other research team members.

The successful candidate will also be expected to:
  • Perform similar duties to Lab and Research Aide, such as collecting specimens; setting up and performing experiments of a repetitive nature; and preparing culture media, chemicals, reagents, and solutions as instructed.
  • At direction of principal investigator or senior staff, perform biological, hematological, chemical, or physical analysis.
  • Participate in research or clinical work involving treatment operations and experiments with animals, to include care and feeding, cage cleaning and sanitization, and observation during postoperative or treatment periods.
  • May perform some surgical procedures on small lab animals.
  • Prepare support materials, compare and assist with analyses of data and write reports, and assist with literature reviews.
  • Operate, adjust, and maintain specific scientific apparatuses and instruments. Order lab supplies and maintain inventory.
  • Record accurate information and logs of experimental data.
  • Keep informed of new lab techniques.
  • Provide routine, technical, and administrative support to research projects.
  • May contact and coordinate schedules with study subjects, handle information intake, and record and track results. May provide logistical support to the study.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Qualified candidates must have:
  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: At least 1 year of lab experience, which may include student experience. Bachelor's degree will be considered in lieu of experience.

Required skills and abilities:
  • Knowledge of basic laboratory procedures and practices.
  • Ability to follow set policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work accurately and independently with attention to detail.
  • Ability to write reports in a professional and organized manner.
  • Ability to plan and execute tasks or experiments in a timely manner.
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate/interact with investigators and other core staff on a daily basis.
  • Have familiarity with common computing software Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).

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.

The Lab Technician will report directly to the principal investigator of the lab. For additional information about the position, please contact Silas Culver, MD at

This position is located in Charlottesville, VA. This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit

This position will remain open until filled. This is a non-exempt level, benefited position. 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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