Posting Summary: The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia is seeking a Laboratory Specialist to work under the supervision of Dr. Matthew Lazzara. The successful candidate will assist with projects in the Lazzara lab studying cell signaling in mammalian cell systems. Duties will include experimental design and troubleshooting, execution of experiments, and data recording and analysis. Duties will also include assistance with basic management and maintenance of the laboratory.
A bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a related field is required. Candidates should have experience with mammalian cell culture and basic cellular-molecular biology experimental techniques. Relevant skills include engineering and validation of cell lines, manipulation of DNA constructs, fluorescence microscopy, immunoblotting, and flow cytometry.
To apply visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search for posting #0623756. Complete a Staff Application online; attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.
Posting will remain open until filled.
Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Matthew Lazzara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about the application should be directed to Ashley Cochran at email@example.com.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelors degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a related field is required.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Candidates should have experience with mammalian cell culture and basic cellular-molecular biology experimental techniques.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Relevant skills include engineering and validation of cell lines, manipulation of DNA constructs, fluorescence microscopy, immunoblotting, and flow cytometry.
Required Computer Applications: NA
Internal Number: 353_85151
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.