Lab and Research Technician 1
Job ID: R0036221 | Laboratory Research | Full Time or Part Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Department of Cell Biology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine is seeking a part-time or full-time Lab and Research Technician 1 to join the laboratory of Dr. Douglas DeSimone. The DeSimone lab uses amphibian (frog) models to study embryo development and tissue formation. The Lab and Research Technician will work closely with principal investigator (PI) and other lab members, as well as independently.

Position responsibilities include:
  • The primary responsibility of this position is to care for and oversee the state-of-the-art aquaculture facilities that house the lab's frog colony. This includes daily animal care and feeding, monitoring of animal health and water conditions, and routine maintenance of aquaculture system components while adhering to all policies and approved protocols for animal care and use.
  • Assisting PI and senior staff in preparing animal care and use protocols and helping ensure all policies and protocols are up to date and followed by lab personnel.
  • Obtaining eggs from adult frogs and culture early stage embryos used for experiments by lab personnel.
  • Preparing and maintaining stock solutions, reagents and buffers used in experiments.
  • Ordering supplies and checking inventories, maintaining animal and reagent databases, and arranging service calls for laboratory and departmental common equipment.
  • Careful notetaking and organized records are required to ensure all data are recorded in timely fashion and in a form easily read and comprehensible to other lab members.
  • Full-time candidates will also work with Senior Research Scientists and other lab personnel to assist with ongoing laboratory experiments.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements
  • 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.
  • 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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