Lab and Research Technician
Job ID: R0035019 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia is seeking a Lab and Research Technician to join the lab of Dr. Scott Zeitlin. The Zeitlin lab uses mouse models to study Huntington's disease pathogenesis with a hope to find a cure for this neurodegenerative disease. The Lab and Research Technician will work closely with the PI and other lab members, as well as independently, to complete experiments.

Position responsibilities include:
  • Performing similar duties to the Technician 1, such as performing analyses, participating in research or clinical work involving treatment operations and experiments with animals to include care and feeding, cage cleaning and sanitization, observation during postoperative or treatment periods, and maintaining equipment and apparatuses.
  • Coordinating and participating in a variety of routine technical duties by providing assistance to clinical and research staff in testing, determinations and experiments.
  • Assisting in evaluating research methods, procedures and techniques based on established objectives.
  • Providing basic assistance to researchers in manipulating, computing and analyzing data using specialized statistical computer software.
  • May perform certain surgical procedures on small lab animals.
  • Assisting with training other staff members on procedures; may supervise students or volunteers.
  • Assisting principal investigators and senior staff in developing new strategies and techniques for experimentation.
  • Technician 2 employees in social sciences and humanities will 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.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.

Priority review of applications will begin on April 24, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • 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.
  • Licensure: None.

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.



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