Senior Lab Specialist, Hendrickson Lab, Division of Hematology and Oncology at University of Virginia

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

Job Description:

The Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Virginia's (UVA) School of Medicine, seeks a candidate for a Senior Lab Specialist to provide scientific and technical support for laboratory-based research pertaining to molecular genetics with a heavy emphasis on DNA repair, DNA recombination, and CRISPR-mediated gene editing. The Senior Lab Specialist will help manage the laboratory, perform research studies, and assist in experiments for Dr. Eric A. Hendrickson, PhD.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Be responsible for their own research project.

  • Assist others with experiments involving cell culture, Western blotting, DNA and RNA isolation, PCR and CRISPR editing.

  • Instruct new lab members in scientific methodology.

  • Work with the senior scientists to develop methodologies and protocol for ongoing lab projects.

  • Assist with the collection and entry of data in electronic media.

  • Order lab supplies.

  • Perform routine laboratory maintenance.

  • Perform routine laboratory data analysis and procedures.

  • Act as a laboratory manager; these responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, sending out reagents to other laboratories, and overseeing laboratory safety and radiation requirements.

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

Qualified candidates must have:

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 lab-related experience accepted in lieu of degree.

A Master's degree in molecular biology or other directly-related scientific field is preferred.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Ability to resolve problems and work accurately and with attention to detail.

  • Ability to analyze and organize work procedures; plan and execute tasks or experiments; and interpret and report findings.

  • Ability to conduct laboratory experiments without supervision.

  • Ability to collect and handle data or samples.

  • Ability to understand laboratory process and procedures.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

  • Ability to mentor less-experienced lab personnel.

The Senior Lab Specialist will report to Dr. Eric A. Hendrickson, PhD.

Physical Demands: This position can spend extensive periods of time standing and squatting while conducting experiments. Also requires keyboarding and other bench work and procedures requiring finer finger manipulation.

This position will remain open until filled. This is an exempt level, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance. This position is located in Charlottesville, VA.

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.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday, and search for R0043167. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs.' Complete an application online with the following documents:

* CV

* Cover letter

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

References will be completed via UVA's standardized process Skill Survey. A total of five references will be requested via SkillSurvey during the final phase of the interview process.

For questions about the application process, please contact Jessica Russo, Recruiter, at

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see and

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ncluding 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.

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