Research Technician
(PRN--Staff Wage)
Job ID: R0022711 | Classified - Lab & Research Techs and Specs | Part time | Charlottesville, VA

The Center for Diabetes Technology at the University of Virginia is seeking a Research Technician to assist with trials centering around diabetes. Shifts will be variable in time and location and may include weekend, evening, or daytime hours. Most shifts will involve patient contact. Incumbent must be able to follow HIPAA guidelines regarding patient health information and be reliable and detail-oriented.

The preferred candidate should have experience with Windows and the ability to learn and troubleshoot new technology. An understanding of Android cell phones and Bluetooth technology is beneficial.

Prefer candidates who have prior experience working in a laboratory and have CPR, CITI, and Bloodborne pathogen training.

Other duties may include but not limited to:

  • Monitoring and troubleshooting a computer system, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Android phone during a clinical trial.
  • Research could involve participants of all ages.
  • Data maintenance, which may involve compiling, coding, categorizing, and storing data in an electronic format.
  • Handling and processing lab specimens.

Compensation range $11-17/ per hour depending on incumbent experience.

This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will require a Health Screen (SPAKA)


  • Must be 18 or older
  • Able to pass a background check and drug screening.


This position can spend extensive periods of time standing and sitting. Some shifts may be overnight.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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