Lab Specialist Intermediate OR Lab Specialist Senior, The Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Resear...
University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia


The Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center is currently seeking a Laboratory Specialist Intermediate or Senior to participate in studies of the advanced imaging for studying treatable origins of atherosclerosis and aortic stenosis This position provides scientific/technical support to a large cardiovascular research laboratory consisting of a mixture of graduate and undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and technical staff. The tasks involve a combination of general laboratory management and research activities involving bench research and imaging pre-clinical models of disease.

Desired candidates, should have experience in the following areas: managing a research project; protocol and SOP development and maintenance; general procedures involving murine models of disease, and histology and microscopy. Expertise in non-invasive imaging, cell culture, and IACUC management is desirable.

Responsibilities of the position includes small animal surgical procedures and non-invasive imaging (ultrasound, PET, optical imaging), image analysis, data analysis, histology/microscopy, assays, and communicating research results in the form of manuscripts and formal presentations. The position also involves maintaining databases, formulating new scientific hypotheses, preparation of reagents and contrast agents, and maintenance and oversight of laboratory compliance with OHSU IACUC, DCM, Biosafety, and radiation safety and DEA for use of controlled substances. This position also includes managerial roles of learners and others in the laboratory and requires communication with researchers within the laboratory as well as from other departments who uses the facilities and equipment.

Minimum Requirements:

Lab Specialist Intermediate
Education: Bachelor's degree.
Experience: Six years of experience in a technician or other science related role. Master's degree may substitute for required experience. Nine years of experience accepted in lieu of degree. Experience gained as a student may be considered.

The individual should be self-guided and creative in seeking possible solutions to experimental/design challenges at hand and have strong communication skills. Preference to those with histological understanding.

Lab Specialist Senior
Education: Bachelor's degree.
Experience: Nine years of experience in a technician other science related role OR a Master's degree and 4 years experience. Twelve years of experience accepted in lieu of degree. Experience gained as a student may be considered.

The individual should be self-guided and creative in seeking possible solutions to experimental/design challenges at hand and have strong communication skills. Preference to those with histological understanding.

This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance

TO APPLY:

Please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, and search for requisition # R0037289.

Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile and search "Find Jobs," and search for requisition # R0037289. Complete an application online and attach the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae

The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check and pre-employment health screening. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Christi Maguire, Recruiting Specialist, at clm8sd@virginia.edu.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.


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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.



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