Laboratory and Research Tech (Various Levels) - Eyo Lab, Department of Neuroscience (UVA)
Job ID: R0038753 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG) Center and Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia's (UVA) School of Medicine seek candidates for a Laboratory and Research Tech 1 or 2. The Lab and Research Tech will work in Dr. Ukpong Eyo's laboratory to perform and assist with laboratory management and experimental procedures. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting various experiments, including PCR, assisting in animal experiments, ordering lab supplies, maintaining lab equipment, helping graduate students' and postdoctoral researchers' projects, and training undergraduate students.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Conduct experiments, including PCR.
  • Assist in animal experiments.
  • Order lab supplies.
  • Maintain lab equipment.
  • Assist with graduate students' and postdoctoral researchers' projects.
  • Assist in training undergraduate students.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Qualified Candidates must have:

Lab and Research Technician 1:
  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: At least 1 year of lab experience, which may include student experience. Bachelor's degree will be considered in lieu of experience.

Lab and Research Technician 2:
  • Education: Associate's degree.
  • Experience: At least 2 years of lab experience, which may include student experience. Bachelor's degree in related science will be considered in lieu of experience.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to learn new laboratory techniques and skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work with and maintain a mouse colony.
  • Willingness to work with rodents.

Physical demands:
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 fine finger manipulation.

For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Ukpong Eyo, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, at

This position will remain open until filled. Review of applicants will begin August 8, 2022. This is a non-exempt-level, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance.

This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. A completed pre-employment health screen is required for this position prior to employment.

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