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Mellon Post-Doctoral Research Associate, School of Education & Human Development
University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia
 
 
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Date Posted 01/13/2022
Category
Admin-Human Resources
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia seeks a motivated and detail-oriented Laboratory Specialist for Dr. Chia-Yi (Alex) Kuan lab to perform experimental procedures and assist with laboratory management. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting mouse surgery, immunohistochemistry, immunoblotting analysis, RT-qPCR, and mouse colony management including PCR-based genotyping, ordering lab supplies, maintaining lab equipment and helping to train undergraduate students.

A bachelor's degree in Neuroscience or Biology (including sub-specialties) and a minimum of three years of experience working in a laboratory setting is required (directed lab research is undergraduate courses or equivalent). Six years of experience may be accepted in lieu of degree. The successful candidate should also possess excellent written communication skills and be motivated to learn new laboratory techniques and skills. Applicants should also possess strong problem- solving skills, self-motivation, and be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Specialize in lab and/or other research methods and equipment functions specific to Principal Investigators and/or labs. Demonstrate expertise in troubleshooting problems and recommending solutions. Perform a variety of tests requiring high degree of proficiency.
  • Assist in evaluation of research methods, procedures, and techniques based on established objectives.
  • May perform small animal surgery.
  • Provide basic assistance to researchers in manipulating, computing, and analyzing data using specialized statistical computer software. Evaluate experiment results using statistical and multivariate analyses. Research, compile, and maintain complex statistical, numerical, and computerized reports.
  • Perform library and literature research.
  • Assist in instructing lab academic sections in lab methods, procedures, and safety.
  • Explain work instructions and may adapt general methods and procedures in order to meet the needs of the research.
  • Assist in training other staff members on procedures.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned

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

Priority application review will begin January 22, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.

TO APPLY:

Please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0031729. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile and search “Find Jobs,” and search for requisition # R0031729. Complete an application online and attach the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV/resume
  • Professional reference list

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 Michelle Williams, Senior Recruiter/Faculty Search Advisor, at mew8js@virginia.edu .


COVID Vaccination Requirement
 

Please visit this page prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i 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.



The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia seeks a motivated and detail-oriented Laboratory Specialist for Dr. Chia-Yi (Alex) Kuan lab to perform experimental procedures and assist with laboratory management. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting mouse surgery, immunohistochemistry, immunoblotting analysis, RT-qPCR, and mouse colony management including PCR-based genotyping, ordering lab supplies, maintaining lab equipment and helping to train undergraduate students.

A bachelor's degree in Neuroscience or Biology (including sub-specialties) and a minimum of three years of experience working in a laboratory setting is required (directed lab research is undergraduate courses or equivalent). Six years of experience may be accepted in lieu of degree. The successful candidate should also possess excellent written communication skills and be motivated to learn new laboratory techniques and skills. Applicants should also possess strong problem- solving skills, self-motivation, and be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Specialize in lab and/or other research methods and equipment functions specific to Principal Investigators and/or labs. Demonstrate expertise in troubleshooting problems and recommending solutions. Perform a variety of tests requiring high degree of proficiency.
  • Assist in evaluation of research methods, procedures, and techniques based on established objectives.
  • May perform small animal surgery.
  • Provide basic assistance to researchers in manipulating, computing, and analyzing data using specialized statistical computer software. Evaluate experiment results using statistical and multivariate analyses. Research, compile, and maintain complex statistical, numerical, and computerized reports.
  • Perform library and literature research.
  • Assist in instructing lab academic sections in lab methods, procedures, and safety.
  • Explain work instructions and may adapt general methods and procedures in order to meet the needs of the research.
  • Assist in training other staff members on procedures.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned

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

Priority application review will begin January 22, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.

TO APPLY:

Please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0031729. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile and search “Find Jobs,” and search for requisition # R0031729. Complete an application online and attach the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV/resume
  • Professional reference list

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 Michelle Williams, Senior Recruiter/Faculty Search Advisor, at mew8js@virginia.edu .


COVID Vaccination Requirement
 

Please visit this page prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i 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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