Laboratory & Research Technician
Job ID: R0031628 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA

The Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics at the University of Virginia seeks a Laboratory and Research Technician in the Zimmer Lab. Lab Technicians perform routine lab maintenance tasks including cleaning glassware, preparing buffers, reagents and growth media, placing orders and monitoring lab supplies. The individual will also assist in maintaining insect and mammalian cell cultures.

Lab and Research Technician employees focus on performing routine research tasks and developing skills. They assume routine to moderately complex technical support for research projects. Work is routine and can be performed with some degree of independence when following established protocols and procedures. Lab and Research Technician employees perform tasks as assigned by supervisor.

 

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Experience: At least 1 year of lab experience, which may include student experience. Bachelor's degree 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 December 31, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled.

The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check and pre-employment health screening. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

 

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Charlottesville, VA
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