The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia is seeking a part-time laboratory specialist position to support the research of Dr. Patricio Ray. The laboratory specialist will assist Dr. Ray, supporting his laboratory that is pursuing research studies to improve the lives of children with renal diseases. This position will support, laboratory and core facilities in the MR-4 research building, as well as clinical research facilities in the Battle Building.
Lab Specialist Senior employees apply highly-developed subject matter expertise to laboratory research. They are distinguished from Lab Specialist Intermediate employees in the complexity of their work and their responsibilities for staff management. They assist in the administration and coordination of the technical activities of a scientific research lab. Lab Specialist Senior employees assist Principal Investigators or Lab Managers by performing the following tasks: designing research methodologies, managing research projects, developing and administering budgets and schedules, following established quality standards, and analyzing data and performance metrics. They ensure that standard operating procedures and protocols are maintained and applied. The employees may manage staff. They may co-author publications and co-present results with Principal Investigators.
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. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link: http://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/HRM-029 . (FSAKA)
To apply, please submit an application online through Workday at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and attach a current CV/Resume and Cover Letter. Search on requisition number: R0036688.
Questions related to the application process may be directed to Keith Johnson, HR Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will require an Education Verification, and Health Screen. Please refer to the University of Virginia Health Screen Policy https://hr.virginia.edu/policy-och-002-faqs
Education: Bachelor's degree.
Experience: 9 years of experience in a lab technician role. May substitute with Master's or Terminal degree plus 4 years of experience in a lab technician role and supervisory experience. 12 years of experience accepted in lieu of degree.
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 finer finger manipulation.
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