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Lab & Research Specialist I (Staff Wage)

Company: University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

The Department of Astronomy is seeking a Lab & Research Specialist I to work in the laboratory of Prof. Bradley Johnson on the development of millimeter-wave instrumentation for astrophysical observations. The position requires some background in astronomical instrumentation development. Some experience or familiarity with vacuum infusion techniques is preferred. Duties include but are not limited to building lenses and dielectric waveguides from novel materials. The lab functions as a team and we encourage applications from individuals willing to work closely with the other members of our team.

This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link:

To apply, please submit an application online through Workday at and attach a current CV/Resume and Cover Letter. Search on requisition number: R0024916. Application deadline is June 6, 2021.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will also require an Education Verification. (FSAKA)

Questions related to the application process may be directed to Jen Krahn, HR Specialist, at


Education: Bachelor's degree

Experience: Experience: At least 1 year of experience in millimeter-wave instrumentation for astrophysical observations which may include student experience.

Licensure: None


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

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 information.

Keywords: University of Virginia, Charlottesville , Lab & Research Specialist I (Staff Wage), Other , Charlottesville, Virginia

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