Laboratory and Research Technician
Job ID: R0032435 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Laboratory and Research Technician role provides career tracks for laboratory technicians, geological technicians and laboratory animal caretakers that perform a variety of laboratory and/or research tasks in support of research/teaching, clinical services, geological services, field research or a regulatory laboratory. Employees are responsible for a variety of standard procedures that range from routine to specialized in the areas of cleaning and decontamination; media preparation; performing standard/routine laboratory testing; sectioning and preparing rock and mineral samples for various mineralogical and laboratory analyses; preparing samples; assisting in autopsy, necropolis or routine surgical procedures; maintaining animal health and welfare; recording data; and operating and maintaining tools and equipment.
  • Applies knowledge of sanitation techniques and laboratory safety.
  • Applies knowledge of research and testing procedures and techniques and of animal handling, care and welfare.
  • Performs a variety of procedures supporting laboratory, research, clinical or autopsy and necropsy services, or geological services.
  • May provide limited surgical assistance.
  • Follows established directions and procedures.
  • Frequent contacts with co-workers, supervisors, students, faculty and research staff to discuss study techniques or results or handling and care of animals.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

This position will remain open until filled This is an exempt-level, benefited position. This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Christi Maguire, Recruiter at

  • Education: GED/High school graduate.

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.

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Medical Center (Charlottesville, VA)
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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