Laboratory Specialist (CVRC)
Job ID: R0033391 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA

The Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center is currently seeking a Laboratory Specialist, intermediate or senior, to participate in studies of the role of clonal hematopoiesis in age-related diseases. This position provides scientific/technical support to a large cardiovascular research laboratory consisting of a mixture of graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows and technical staff. The tasks involve a combination of general laboratory management and the coordination of activities involving ultradeep DNA sequencing to examine the associations between somatic mutations and disease features in patient cohorts.

Desired candidates should have experience in the following areas: managing a complex research-based laboratory; protocol and SOP development and maintenance; general biological procedures and techniques; training of faculty and staff; managing multiple programs and resources or a centralized/specialized core; management of quality control and good laboratory practices; and directing and validating compliance with IRB, GLP, EH&S and other local, federal or sponsor-driven regulations and policies. Expertise in analyzing next generation sequencing data and expertise in R and/or other programming language (e.g., Python) is desirable.

The specific responsibilities of the position include designing and optimizing laboratory procedures; conducting experiments; recording and analyzing results; providing training on laboratory techniques; supervising laboratory technicians; managing common lab space and resources; serving as lab contact person for the different university offices (CVRC, safety, etc.) and sales representatives; preparing IRB protocol applications, etc.

 

Minimum Requirements for Lab Specialist – Intermediate:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience: Six years of experience in a technician or other science-related role. Master's degree may substitute for required experience. Nine years of experience accepted in lieu of degree. Experience gained as a student may be considered.
  • The individual should be self-guided and creative in seeking possible solutions to experimental/design challenges at hand and have strong communication skills. Preference to those with histological understanding.

Minimum Requirements for Lab Specialist – Senior:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience: Nine years of experience in a technician or other science-related role. Master's degree may substitute for required experience. Twelve years of experience accepted in lieu of degree. Experience gained as a student may be considered.
  • The individual should be self-guided and creative in seeking possible solutions to experimental/design challenges at hand and have strong communication skills. Preference to those with histological understanding.

This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent upon funding and satisfactory performance.

Priority review of applications will begin February 28, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Michelle Williams, Senior Recruiter/Faculty Search Advisor, at mew8js@virginia.edu.

 

 

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