Psychology - Erisir Lab Technician 2
Job ID: R0035825 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
Lab and Research Technician 2 employees provide increasingly complex technical support for projects and may engage in increasingly complex scientific experiments. May handle more sophisticated administrative and logistical tasks. Lab and Research Technician 2 employees operate under supervision with a degree of independence when following set protocols and procedures.

The Erisir laboratory in the Department of Psychology is seeking a Laboratory Technician 2. Job duties will include the following:
  • Providing support for the ongoing daily operation of a systems-level Neuroscience laboratory.
  • Assisting with the technical aspects of the research project that examines the central nervous system development and plasticity of the taste system.
  • Responsible for the breeding and maintenance of animal colonies of mammalian species.
  • Responsible for histological analyses and collection of images with a confocal microscope.
  • Maintaining lab supplies and equipment.

In addition to the above, other duties may be assigned.

This full-time position will remain open until filled.

This is a restricted position contingent on continued funding.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physicians Group, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • 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.
  • Licensure: None.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • BA or BS in biology, chemistry or neuroscience or other majors with an emphasis in neuroscience is preferred.
  • Preferred Experience: Some, up to 2 years preferred: Lab tech experience with animal colony breeding. We are also highly interested in someone with excellent organizational skills.
  • Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Embedding and sectioning tissue for light microscopic experiments, immunohistochemistry and mouse colony oversight.

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.



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