Lab and Research Technician
Job ID: R0037276 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia seeks a creative, passionate, and detail-oriented Lab and Research Technician 2 to work in Dr. Jaeda Coutinho-Budd's laboratory. The Lab and Research Technician 2 will assist with experimental procedures and other occasional laboratory tasks. Job responsibilities will include Drosophila stock maintenance, carrying out genetic screens, microdissections, immunohistochemistry, behavioral assays, molecular biology techniques, and confocal microscopy. Other tasks include maintaining lab equipment and helping to train new students.

Previous exposure or experience with approaches listed in the position summary, as well as familiarity with large-scale screening techniques, is encouraged. Experience with Drosophila or animal models is highly preferred. The successful candidate should be organized and possess written and oral communication skills, the ability to work well independently or as part of a team, strong problem-solving skills, and an eagerness to learn new skills and techniques.

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.
  • A bachelor's degree in neuroscience or related field is preferred.

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

Priority review of applications will begin June 26, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.

The successful candidates will pass a criminal background check and pre-employment health screening.

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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