Posting Summary: The Division of Infectious Diseases in the School of Medicine, University of Virginia is seeking a motivated Lab Technician. The Laboratory technician will be expected to participate in all phases of laboratory research while investigating the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics of antibiotic therapies. The incumbent is involved in the design of experiments, particular assay design, and is responsible for completion of projects assigned under supervision of the principal investigator.
Responsibilities may also include planning experiments, analysis of data, and providing input into the interpretation of data. The incumbent assists in preparation of research protocols and manuscripts, planning sequence of experiments, discussing detailed information regarding laboratory experiments, data entry and viewing of data analysis, monitoring of equipment in laboratory, maintaining sample database, ordering reagents and supplies, and general organization of the laboratory. The incumbent may provide instruction in completed laboratory assays with research partners at UVa or abroad.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required. At least one year of laboratory experience is required. Relevant student experience may be considered. A Bachelor's degree in a related science may substitute for required experience. Prior experience in chemical analytics including mass spectrometry, chromatography and/or colorimetry is preferred.
Required Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Procedural and technical experience working in a research laboratory setting is preferred.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: At least one year of laboratory experience. Relevant student experience may be considered. A Bachelor's degree in a related science may substitute for required experience.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Experience in Oracle purchasing, Discoverer/UBI, PowerPoint.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Demonstrated ability to follow set policies and procedures. 2. Ability to adhere to regulatory guidelines in daily work. 3. Ability to evaluate and apply information and provide increasingly complex advice. 4. Excellent oral and written communication skills in daily interactions. 5. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 6. Ability to keep records and manage confidential data. 7. Working knowledge of basic computer applications and various database and software programs. 8. Basic knowledge of clinical research.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Basic knowledge of sterile techniques. 2. Basic knowledge of hospital work-flow, clinical microbiology, facilities engineering, and epidemiology.
Required Computer Applications: Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
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.