Jul 12, 2022

BIOL - Cang Lab Tech 1

  • UVA Health System
  • Charlottesville, VA, USA
Laboratory

Job Description

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.

The Department of Biology at the University of Virginia is hiring a Laboratory Technician to conduct research in Professor Jianhua Cang's laboratory. The Cang lab studies the neural basis of vision: how neurons in the brain respond to visual stimuli; what neural circuits give rise to such response properties; and how these circuits are established during development. We use mice and tree shrews as models and take an integrative approach that combines in vivo physiology, two-photon imaging, viral, genetic, behavioral, and computational techniques (see the lab website at https://uva.theopenscholar.com/cang-lab).

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, attentive to detail, capable of working independently and with others, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. The candidate will need to assist in a variety of day-to-day research activities, which may include:

  • maintaining lab supplies and equipment
  • animal husbandry and record keeping
  • tissue preparation for confocal imaging
  • animal behavioral training
  • animal surgery such as stereotaxic injections of viral vectors.

Experience in one or more of these areas is strongly preferred. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The earliest start date is July 1st, 2022.

This full-time position will remain open until filled.

This is a restricted position contingent on continued funding.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday, and search for “BIOL - Cang Lab Tech 1”. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three professional references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).


Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “BIOL - Cang Lab Tech 1”. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three professional references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

For questions about this position or the application process please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at rkh6j@virginia.edu.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s 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: High school diploma or equivalent

Experience: At least 1 year of lab experience, which may include student experience. Bachelor's degree will be considered in lieu of experience.

Licensure: None

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 finer finger manipulation.


COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, 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 or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.