Lab Specialist, Kulkarni Lab
Company: University of Virginia
Posted on: June 1, 2021
The Department of Cell Biology at the University of Virginia
seeks to hire a Lab Specialist to join the lab of Dr. Saurabh
Kulkarni to work on experiments to model human diseases using frogs
as a model organism. We utilize diverse techniques that include
frog genetics, in vitro and natural fertilization,
microdissections, microinjection, molecular cloning, in situ
hybridization, tissue culture, immunofluorescence, protein
immunoblotting and various types of microscopy on live and/or fixed
cells and embryos. The lab specialist will work closely with the PI
and other lab members to complete tasks to support NIH-funded
research and investigate the formation and function of cilia which
is essential for embryonic development and physiology.
The lab specialist will also be responsible for laboratory
organization and maintenance. This includes training of other
personnel, frog colony breeding and maintenance, genotyping,
ordering and maintaining supplies and reagents, maintaining
equipment, and assisting the PI with environmental health and
The lab specialist should be able to work on an independent
project. Thus, the position requires frequent use of the scientific
literature and databases, appropriate data analysis including
statistics, lab notebook and electronic data keeping, clear
communication, and clear data presentation.
- Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related sciences is
required, though 6 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of
- Master's degree is preferred.
- At least 3 years of experience in wet lab research in related
science is required, though a Master's degree may substitute for
- Experience in molecular biology, work with animals, especially
frogs, cell or tissue culture, cell transfection, microinjection,
protein isolation and immunoblotting techniques, protein
biochemistry, and microscopy, is preferred.
- Excellent work ethic and above average productivity;
- Meticulous attention to detail;
- Flexible thinking and ability to learn new skills;
- Prior personal ownership of complex project(s);
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
- This position can spend extensive periods of time standing and
squatting while conducting experiments or caring for animals. Also
requires keyboarding and other bench work and animal procedures
requiring finer finger manipulation.
Anticipated Salary Range: $32,000 - $45,000 commensurate with
qualifications and experience, with UVA benefits.
For questions about the application process please contact
Bethany Case, Recruiter. Application review will begin March
Please apply through Workday, and search for "Lab Specialist,
Kulkarni Lab". Complete an application online and attach a cover
letter (addressed to Dr. Kulkarni) and a CV/resume all into the
resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into
this one field. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA
Workday profile. The successful candidate will pass a criminal
background check. This is a restricted position; continuation is
dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.
The University of Virginia, including 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
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