Lab and Research Technician 2
Job ID: R0035250 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The University of Virginia Molecular Electron Microscopy Core (MEMC) seeks a Lab and Research Technician 2. This position provides technical services to UVA Biorepository and Tissue Research Facility (BTRF) users. The services include biospecimen collection, processing, distribution, cataloging and data annotation in support of clinical, translational and basic research at the University of Virginia over overlapping shifts to cover 12 hours of service time (8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.). We are looking for a motivated individual who is eager to learn.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Review daily schedule and respond to telephone or pager request for specimen pick-up from clinics.
  • Responsible for collecting, processing and distributing samples for clinical specimens, including isolating viable single cells from tissues and peripheral blood leukocyte from blood and other fluid specimens.
  • Responsible for data annotations, data entry and maintenance of databases.
  • Assist other staff with organizing and maintaining stored specimens.
  • Maintain paper records and electronic log of activities and specimen inventories as required.
  • Maintain common supplies and report to supervisor if ordering is needed.
  • Participate in alternate work schedule, either from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. or from 12 noon to 8 p.m.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned

Preferred Requirements:
  • Intermediate knowledge and experience working in a complex research laboratory, preferably with experience in carryinh out moderately complex experiments using specified protocols.
  • Research experience in cell culture is preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office application (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook).

Duties will vary depending on client needs, so both flexibility and an ability to track and complete projects are important. Personal suitability is of great importance. The ideal candidate will be service-oriented, self-motivated, easy to work with, and capable of identifying and delivering project goals.

  • 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.

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

Priority application review will begin on May 7, 2022. However, the position will remain active until filled.

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.

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

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