Jul 12, 2022

Lab and Research Technician 2

  • UVA Health System
  • Charlottesville, VA, USA

Job Description

The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia seeks a motivated and detail-oriented Lab and Research Technician 2 to perform and assist with laboratory management and experimental procedures in Dr. Elise Cope’s laboratory. The incumbent will be responsible for managing the lab’s animal colony, assisting in animal experiments, conducting immunohistochemical procedures, ordering lab supplies, maintaining lab equipment, and helping to train undergraduate students.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Perform similar duties to the Technician 1, such as performing analyses, participating in research or clinical work involving treatment operations and experiments with animals to include care and feeding, cage cleaning and sanitization, and observation during post-operative or treatment periods, and maintaining equipment and apparatuses.

  • Coordinate and participate in a variety of routine technical duties by providing assistance to clinical and research staff in testing, determinations, and experiments.

  • Assist in evaluating research methods, procedures, and techniques, based on established objectives.

  • Provide basic assistance to researchers in manipulating, computing, and analyzing data using specialized statistical computer software.

  • May perform certain surgical procedures on small lab animals.

  • Assist with training other staff members on procedures; may supervise students or volunteers.

  • Assist Principal Investigators and senior staff in developing new strategies and techniques for experimentation.

  • Technician 2 employees in Social Sciences and Humanities will 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.

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


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.

Candidates that have previous research experience with rodent models, histology, and confocal microscopy are preferred. The successful candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills and be a self-starter with strong attention to details. Qualified candidates should also possess strong problem-solving skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team.


EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, and search for requisition # R0034382.

INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for requisition # R0034382.

Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check and pre-employment health screening.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Michelle Williams, Senior Recruiter/Faculty Search Advisor, at mew8js@virginia.edu.

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