Lab and Research Technician 1
Job ID: R0030381 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia is seeking a highly qualified applicant for a Lab and Research Technician 1. The research focus is on identifying possible cellular and molecular signaling involving pathologies of back pain and potential therapeutics using in vitro and in vivo models. The successful candidate is expected to work both independently and collaboratively. Duties include: ordering supplies and lab maintenance; setting up experiments; performing bench work; analyzing, evaluating, and presenting data in small group and conferences; participating in lab meetings and literature reviews; and preparing manuscripts and abstracts.
  • Perform duties 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 post-operative 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. 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.
  • Order lab supplies and/or equipment as needed.
  • 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.


Minimum Requirements

Education: High school diploma or equivalent


  • At least 1 year of lab experience, which may include student experience.
  • Bachelor's degree 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 finer finger manipulation.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.


Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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