Posting Summary: The Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Virginia seeks a Laboratory Specialist to work in the laboratory of Dr. Patrick Cottler. This position will be responsible for assisting in animal experiments, conducting cell and tissue culture, experimental molecular and genetic assays, conducting basic mechanical testing, assisting in maintaining lab inventory and ordering lab supplies, maintaining lab equipment, and assisting and some training of residents, medical students, and undergraduate students. Additionally, the incumbent will assist PI with manuscript and grant submissions as well as maintaining clinical databases.
A Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering, life sciences or a related field is required by date of hire. At least one year of experience working in a laboratory setting is required, and experience gained during college may be substituted for work experience. Experience with Matlab, Minitab, Acrobat, Photoshop are preferred.
This position is restricted and dependent on the continuation of funding.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering or a related field by date of hire.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: One year of experience working in a laboratory setting is required. Laboratory experience gained during college may be substituted for work experience.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Previous research experience in animal models, molecular biology, and engineering tests is preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Must be familiar with animal surgery, cell culture, and have basic molecular and genetic assay and microscope skills. 2. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, strong problem solving skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. 3. Knowledge of relevant University, state, and federal policies and regulations. Ability to conduct activities and make decisions according to ethical standards. 4. Knowledge of general lab procedures, basic safety precautions, and lab equipment.
Required Computer Applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint
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.