Research and Lab Technician (Various Levels) - Moonah Laboratory (UVA)
Job ID: R0034546 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, and International Health at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine seek applications for a Research and Lab Technician 1 or 2 to provide support for research in molecular parasitology, mucosal inflammation, and gut repair in the Moonah Laboratory. 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. Responsibilities include supporting laboratory day-to-day operations, including supply stocking and ordering, experiment execution, data analysis and write-up, which will be conducted under the direction and training of the primary supervisor. Techniques will include mouse husbandry and model experiments, cell and parasite culture, molecular cloning, western blot, ELISAs, flow cytometry and other techniques needed to support the project as it develops. 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.

Additional information about the UVA Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health can be found here:

The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Collect specimens; set up and perform experiments of a repetitive nature; and prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions as instructed.
  • At direction of principal investigator or senior staff, perform biological, hematological, chemical or physical analysis.
  • Participate in research or clinical work involving treatment operations and experiments with animals, to include care and feeding, cage cleaning and sanitization, and observation during postoperative or treatment periods.
  • Prepare support materials, compare and assist with analyses of data and write reports. Assist with literature reviews.
  • Operate, adjust and maintain specific scientific apparatuses and instruments. Order lab supplies and maintain inventory.
  • Record accurate information and logs of experimental data.
  • Keep informed of new lab techniques.
  • Provide routine, technical and administrative support to research projects.
  • May contact and coordinate schedules with study subjects, handle information intake and record and track results. May provide logistical support to the study.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Minimum requirements of the position:

Lab and Research Technician 1:
  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: At least one year of lab experience, which may include student experience. Bachelor's degree will be considered in lieu of experience.
  • Willingness to work with animal models is required.

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.
  • Willingness to work with animal models is required.

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.

The Lab and Research Technician will be under the supervision of Shannon Moonah, MD, ScM. For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Moonah at

This position is located in Charlottesville, VA. The anticipated start date is June 1, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.

This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance. This is a non-exempt level, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit

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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