Laboratory Specialist
Job ID: R0026746 | Laboratory Research | Full time | Charlottesville, VA

The Center for Immunity, Inflammation, and Regenerative in the Department of Medicine at the University of Virginia is seeking a Laboratory Specialist in the Fu/Sung Lab. The Lab Specialist will be responsible for providing direct research support for studies on immunity in lupus nephritis.

The laboratory is seeking individuals interested in research on immune responses in autoimmune diseases. Animal disease models are used to investigate cellular and biochemical pathways involved in the development of organ damage in the kidney. A mouse colony with different mutations is studied to define molecular functions involved in immunoglobulin production and renal functional defects. Biochemical methods such as enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, Western blotting, colorimetric assays, and cellular analyses such as flow cytometry and immunofluorescence microscopy are used in determining functional end-points.

Duties include:

  • Maintaining mouse colony, genotyping, book-keeping
  • Performing mouse experiments
  • ELISA and colorimetric assays for metabolites and protein products
  • Protein analysis by Western blots
  • Cell staining and analysis by flow cytometry and immunofluorescence
  • Cellular analysis, tissue culture
  • Reagent preparation
  • Management of laboratory supplies
  • General laboratory maintenance
  • Data management


  • College degree in Immunology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, or Biology, with background in
  • Chemistry
  • Laboratory experience
  • Some expertise in computing and statistics preferred
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check and pre-employment health screening at time of offer per University Policy.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

Charlottesville, VA
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