Posting Summary: The Yeager laboratory is seeking a Lab Specialist to assist in all aspects of molecular biology, such as assisting with the design of constructs for expression of proteins in bacterial, yeast, insect and mammalian cell lines, helping maintain non-pathogenic cell cultures (E. coli bacteria, P. pastoris and S. cerevisiae yeast, Spodoptera frugiperda (Sf9) and Tricoplusia ni (Tn5) insect cells) and assisting in protein purification using cell fractionation techniques and various types of liquid chromatography. Additional duties include preparing nutrient media and chemical reagents, cleaning related glassware and equipment, and troubleshooting experimental and instrumental problems.
Successful candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or related science and three years laboratory experience in Immunology, Molecular Biology, or Cell Biology which may include experience gained while a student. They must have the ability to perform cell culture experiments, isolate cell membranes, resolve problems, perform lab experiments (gel electrophoresis and cloning) and use light microscopy to visualize cells.
This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.
Applicants should complete a staff application through the Jobs@UVa website and provide a cover letter, CV/resume, and two letters of recommendation. To apply visit jobs.virginia.edu and search for posting #0620523.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or related science.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Three years laboratory experience in Immunology, Molecular Biology, or Cell Biology which may include experience gained while a student.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: None
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: - Ability to perform cell culture experiments. - Ability to isolate cell membranes - Ability to resolve problems. - Knowledge of molecular biology. - Ability to perform lab experiments (gel electrophoresis and gene cloning). - Ability to use light microscopy to visualize cells. - Good organizational skills.
Required Computer Applications: Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Web browser and Collab access.
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