Laboratory and Research Technician
Job ID: R0038583 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Myles H. Thaler Center for AIDS and Human Retrovirus Research within the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine is seeking a Laboratory Technician to work on projects investigating post-transcriptional gene regulation in mammalian cells and viruses.

Lab and Research Technician 1 employees focus on performing routine research tasks and developing skills. They assume routine to moderately complex technical support for research projects. Work is routine and can be performed with some degree of independence when following established protocols and procedures. Lab and Research Technician 1 employees perform tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Under the supervision of Drs. Marie-Louise Hammarskjold and David Rekosh, the incumbent will participate in laboratory projects involving a combination of microbiology, cell biology, molecular biology, microscopy, and small animals (mice) techniques. Research activity conducted includes, but is not limited to, maintenance of eukaryotic cell lines, general molecular biology techniques (cloning and sequence analysis, immuno-precipitation, RNA purification, and western blot), image acquisition of retroviral transduced cells by standard and confocal microscopy, analysis of RNASeq experiments, and small animal (mice) handling.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • 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.
  • Licensure: None.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Proficiency in molecular biology, including, but not limited to, PCR amplification, western blotting, plasmid construction. and cloning.
  • Experience in cell culture and sterile microbiology techniques.
  • Experience in small animal handling.
  • Accuracy and attention to details.
  • Work concurrently on several projects and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated initiative in decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Bioinformatic experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivation and eager to acquire new skills.

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 questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Marie-Louise Hammarskjold at mh7g@virginia.edu, Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology.



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