Lab Technician 2 OR Lab Specialist OR Lab Specialist Intermediate, Hendrickson Lab, Division of... at University of Virginia

Posted in Other 12 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 candidates for either a Lab Technician, Lab Specialist, or Lab Specialist Intermediate 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 incumbent will perform research studies and assist in experiments for the research lab of Dr. Eric A. Hendrickson, PhD. Level will be contingent on education and experience.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Perform and assist with experiments involving cell culture, Western blotting, DNA and RNA isolation, PCR and quantitative PCR.

  • 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.

  • Independently prepare solutions and reagents.

  • Ultimately, be responsible for their own research project.

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

Minimum Requirements for Lab 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.

Experience in molecular biology or other directly related scientific field is preferred.

Minimum Requirements for Lab Specialist:

Education: Bachelor's degree.

Experience: 3 years of experience. 6 years of lab-related experience accepted in lieu of degree.

Experience in molecular biology or other directly related scientific field is preferred.

Minimum Requirements for Lab Specialist Intermediate:

Education: Bachelor's degree.

Experience: 6 years of experience in a lab technician role. Master's degree may substitute for required experience. 9 years of lab-related experience accepted in lieu of degree.

Experience 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 with limited supervision.

  • Ability to collect and handle data or samples.

  • Ability to understand laboratory process and procedures.

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

The incumbent 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 a full-time, 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 R0043159. 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

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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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