Posting Summary: The Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, is seeking a Laboratory Specialist 2 to provide advanced scientific and technical support with an emphasis on steroid and metabolic regulation of pathways leading to cancer, including uterine and breast cancers. The incumbent provides scientific involving a variety of laboratory procedures and techniques under the guidance of the Principal Investigator. The incumbent is responsible for assisting the Principal Investigator in designing, conducting, assessing experimental results and analyzing experiments on laboratory projects, including biochemical, cellular and in vivo animal model (mouse) approaches. The incumbent occasionally assists and trains graduate and undergraduate students and entry-level technicians on laboratory procedures; maintains laboratory equipment and supplies; and orders supplies as needed.
Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, Molecular Biology or other scientific field. A minimum of five years of laboratory research experience (may include student experience) using molecular biology or genetics approaches to address relevant scientific experiments is required. A Master's degree in a related science may substitute for required experience. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) is required. Candidate must have the ability to establish priorities, design and execute experiments; perform experiments following approved protocols; maintain records, analyze data, prepare written documentation, and make formal presentations; resolve issues and problems; work accurately with attention to detail; assist and train students and fellows on lab procedures and techniques; and knowledge of caring for and breeding research mice and rabbits. Qualified candidates must have knowledge of laboratory techniques and excellent organizational and record-keeping skills. A Master's Degree in a related field, and experience with the UVa Integrated Systems (PO Purchasing), Research Databases, and Statistics packages, such as PRISM, are preferred.
This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, Molecular Biology or other scientific field.
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Master's Degree in Biology or related field.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Specific Experience: Minimum of five years of experience (may include student experience) in a laboratory using molecular biology or genetics approaches to address relevant scientific experiments. A Master's degree in related field may substitute for required experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Ability to establish priorities and to design and execute experiments. 2. Ability to perform experiments following approved protocols. 3. Ability to maintain records, analyze data, prepare written documentation, and make formal presentations. 4. Knowledge of laboratory techniques. 5. Ability to resolve issues and problems. 6. Ability to work accurately with attention to detail. 7. Ability to train and educate students and fellows on lab procedures and techniques. 8. Knowledge of molecular biology. 9. Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills and knowledge of laboratory techniques. 10. Knowledge of caring for and breeding research mice and rabbits.
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
Preferred Computer Applications: UVa Integrated Systems (Purchasing) and Research Databases; Statistics packages such as PRISM, Research Databases.
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