The Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, is seeking a Laboratory Specialist to work in the Kendall Lab. The Lab Specialist will be responsible for providing direct research support for multiple bacterial pathogenesis /infectious diseases research projects in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology.
We require a very well-organized and highly motivated individual who seeks to contribute substantially to the overall research mission of the Kendall Lab. The successful candidate must be able to work both independently and collaboratively with other lab members. The ideal candidate will be technically proficient and possess good critical, analytical, and communication skills. Interest in and willingness to learn new techniques are essential job components. The successful candidate will also be responsible for laboratory organization and maintenance. This includes training of other personnel, maintaining and handling animals and conducting experiments, maintaining supplies and reagents, and maintaining equipment.
Duties will include:
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 finer finger manipulation.
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