Open Positions

Laboratory Specialist – Lukens Lab

Dr. John Lukens in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia seeks a motivated and detail-oriented Laboratory Specialist to perform and assist with experiments in a laboratory setting for 1-2 years. The Lukens laboratory is investigating the immunological pathways that contribute to neuroinflammatory disease pathogenesis in multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, and models of autism. The incumbent will be responsible for managing the lab’s animal colony, conducting experimental assays, assisting in animal experiments, ordering lab supplies, maintaining lab equipment, and helping to train undergraduate students.

A bachelor’s degree in Biology, Immunology, Neuroscience or a related field and a minimum of three years of experience working in a laboratory setting is required. The successful candidate should be a self-starter and have strong attention to details. Applicants should also possess strong problem solving skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Candidates with previous research experience in molecular biology, immunology and animal models are preferred.

This is restricted position, which will be supported for 1-2 years, contingent upon the continuation of funding and other factors.

This position will remain open until filled.

TO APPLY:
EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0005262. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).
INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for requisition # R0005262. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).

For further information about the position and application process, please contact Jon Stafford via email JS8SJ@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu or call 434-924-9108.

Laboratory Specialist – Kuan Lab

The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia, School of Medicine, seeks a Laboratory Specialist to work in the laboratory of Dr. Chia-Yi Kuan. This position oversees the mouse colony and genotyping works, and provide histological and small animal surgery assistance to the research team. This position also involves laboratory management and administrative regulations, and maintenance of laboratory equipment.

A Bachelor’s degree with at least three years of laboratory experience, which may include experience gained while a student, is required. A more advanced degree in in Biochemistry or Neuroscience is preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Must be familiar with animal handling and general chemistry research methods.
2. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, strong problem-solving skills, and the ability to work as part of a team.

This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.

This position will remain open until filled.

TO APPLY:
EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0005260. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).
INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for requisition # R0005260. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).

Assistant to the Chair and the BIG Center Director

The Department of Neuroscience, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, seeks an Intermediate Administrative Coordinator to support the Department Chair and Director of the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG). This position requires someone with great customer service skills who can think on his/her feet and react accordingly. This is a busy and growing department.

Duties include, but are not limited to: providing full administrative support to the Department Chair and Director of the BIG Center, arranging travel for seminar speakers, and producing reports from electronic files. Good computer skills and the ability to work with both Windows and Apple products are a must.

The successful applicant will have a high school diploma or equivalent and at least one year of administrative experience including general office duties, making travel arrangements, and providing administrative support. An associate’s degree is preferred. A bachelor’s degree may substitute for experience.

This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.

This position will remain open until filled.

TO APPLY:
EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0005195. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).

INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for requisition # R0005195. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).

To view all of our open positions, please visit Workday and search for jobs in the Department of Neuroscience. If you are interested in working with a particular PI, please contact them directly.