Lab and Research Technician in Pharmacology (Bochkis)
Job ID: R0034118 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Department of Pharmacology at the University of Virginia seeks a motivated Laboratory and Research Technician to assist research in the laboratory of Dr. Irina Bochkis. The Bochkis Lab is utilizing experimental and computational methods to understand genetics and epigenetic mechanisms that regulate metabolism. We utilize functional genomics, chromatin biology, physiology and transcriptional regulation in a comprehensive approach to decipher molecular mechanisms in mammalian models of human metabolic disease. The Lab and Research Tech will conduct experimental work and assist the principal investigator with in vivo experiments in mouse models of metabolic disease. The successful candidate will be expected to manage the mouse colony, perform physiological experiments (GTT, ITT), develop and execute assays to isolate nucleic acids and make protein extracts from tissues, perform chromatin precipitation, make libraries for next-generation sequencing and learn how to analyze sequencing data.

To learn more about the Bochkis Lab, please visit

  • Associate's degree and at least 2 years of lab experience. Experience gained while a student will be considered.
  • A bachelor's degree may be considered in lieu of experience.
  • Experience working with mice or rodents is preferred.
  • Must be proficient with computer software, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Anticipated hiring range: $31,500 - $38,000

This is a restricted position, continuation will be dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment per University policy.

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