Lab and Research Technician 2
Job ID: R0034382 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia seeks a motivated and detail-oriented Lab and Research Technician 2 to perform and assist with laboratory management and experimental procedures in Dr. Elise Cope's laboratory. The incumbent will be responsible for managing the lab's animal colony, assisting in animal experiments, conducting immunohistochemical procedures, ordering lab supplies, maintaining lab equipment and helping to train undergraduate students.

Job 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.

  • 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. Candidates who have research experience with rodent models, histology and confocal microscopy are preferred. The successful candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills and be a self-starter with strong attention to details. Qualified candidates should also possess strong problem-solving skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team.

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

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