Posting Summary: The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia seeks a Laboratory Specialist to work in the laboratory of Dr. Tajie Harris, Ph.D. This position entails providing assistance with laboratory management and experimental procedures. Duties will include animal handling, performing immunoassays and PCR, ordering supplies, maintaining laboratory equipment, and the management of undergraduate students.
A Bachelor's degree in Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, or a related field is required. A minimum of one year of experience is required. A strong background in flow cytometry and/or confocal microscopy is desired.
This position is restricted and dependent on the continuation of funding.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, or a related field.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: At least one year of experience is required.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Experience in mouse handling, tissue culture, and sterile technique is preferred. A strong background in flow cytometry and/or confocal microscopy is also desired.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Animal Handling Ability Ability to work as part of a team
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Applications
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 ben...efits 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.