Laboratory Specialist or Intermediate, Department of Surgery
Job ID: R0037270 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA

The Department of Surgery at the University of Virginia, School of Medicine, is seeking a Laboratory Specialist or Laboratory Specialist – Intermediate. The position carries out research studies and assists in experiments for the thoracic and cardiovascular (TCV) laboratories of Drs. Irving Kron, Victor Laubach and Mark Roeser. The focus of the TCV laboratories is to investigate mechanisms of and therapies for acute lung injury after lung transplantation or during acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The models that are used include large animal models of lung transplantation, ex vivo lung perfusion, in vivo lung perfusion and imaging of lungs to diagnose early injury.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, attentive to detail, capable of working independently and will work in a variety of day-to-day research activities, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Large animal operating room preparation and maintenance.
  • Large animal anesthesia, monitoring and observation during operative, post-operative or treatment periods.
  • Sample collection.
  • Recording accurate information and logs of experimental data.
  • Operating, adjusting, and maintaining specific OR equipment, scientific apparatuses and instruments.
  • Keeping informed of new lab techniques and procedures.
  • Providing routine and technical assistance to research projects.
  • Laboratory and equipment maintenance.
  • Ordering lab supplies and maintaining inventory.
  • Preparing support materials and equipment.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


The ideal candidate will be a licensed Veterinary Technician that has experience anesthetizing large animals.


Minimum Requirements:

Laboratory Specialist:

Must obtain one of the below education and experience levels.

  • High school diploma and 6 years of experience
  • Associate's degree and 5 years of experience
  • Bachelor's degree and 3 years of experience

Laboratory Specialist – Intermediate:

Must obtain one of the below education and experience levels.

  • High school diploma and 9 years of experience
  • Associate's degree and 8 years of experience
  • Bachelor's degree and 6 years of experience
  • Master's degree may substitute for required experience


Preference will be given to an applicant with experience working with research animals or in a research lab setting.

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

Priority review of applications will begin June 24, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.

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Charlottesville, VA 22903

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