Lab and Research Tech 2, Division of Endocrinology
Department of Medicine (UVA)
Job ID: R0040030 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks candidates for Lab and Research Tech 2 to manage the day-to-day operations of the lab under Dr. Rita's and Dr. Andy Basu's supervision. Responsibilities include equipment maintenance, general lab organization, blood processing, and flowsheet creation for protocols in the Clinical Research Unit. This position is responsible for assisting other laboratory technologists as required in biochemical, molecular biologic, and imaging methodologies and for troubleshooting equipment malfunction. In addition, this position will assist the primary investigator with environmental health and safety compliance.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Prepare support materials, compare and assist with analyses of data, and write reports.
  • Assist with literature reviews.
  • Operate, adjust, and maintain specific scientific apparatuses and instruments.
  • Order lab supplies and maintain inventory for our lab, as well international collaborative labs, including coordinating international shipments.
  • Record accurate information and logs of experimental data.
  • Keep informed of new lab techniques.
  • Provide routine, technical, and administrative support to research projects.
  • May provide logistical support to the study.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

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.

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.

Preferred qualifications and experience:
  • Degree in biochemistry or organic chemistry.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Working knowledge of general lab practices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in verbal and written form.
  • Ability to travel internationally to work at collaborative sites.
  • Be self-motivated and have the ability to motivate others.
  • Be culturally competent and able to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Possess excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to function within a team and work effectively independently.
  • Embrace and display the department's core values of compassion, respect, service excellence, and integrity.
  • Proficiency in computer/automated systems for data purposes.
  • Experience working with academic and clinical research investigators.

The Lab and Research Tech 2 will report to Rita Basu, Professor, Department of Medicine. For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Basu at

This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance. The anticipated hiring range is $15-$19/hour, commensurate with education and experience. This position will remain open until filled. This is a non-exempt-level, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit

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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