Laboratory Specialist
or Intermediate
Job ID: R0019025 | Laboratory Research | Full time | Charlottesville, VA

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia seeks a Laboratory Specialist or Laboratory Specialist Intermediate to perform cell/molecular biological experiments on cancer cells, immune cells, and patient blood and tissues in Dr. Dolatshahi's laboratory. This position serves as research specialist, performing cell culture, processing patient samples, biochemical and microscopy experiments, primary cell isolation, and analysis of data for publication. Duties also include management of lab supplies and equipment. The successful candidate will participate as part of a collaborative research team which combines experimental and computational methods to identify fundamental mechanisms of immune regulation and dysregulation, with an ultimate objective of identifying strategies to design and improve vaccines and immunotherapies. The incumbent will be mentored by Dr. Dolatshahi of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and receive training in cellular biology experiments.
This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.

Minimum Requirements for Laboratory Specialist Intermediate:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering or closely related field.
  • Experience: At least six years of experience in a lab technician/specialist role. Master's degree may substitute for part of this required experience.

Minimum Requirements for Laboratory Specialist:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering or closely related field.
  • Experience: At least three years of experience, which may include experience gained while a student.


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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
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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