Lab Specialist
University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia

Posted in Education and Training

Job Info

The University of Virginia School of Medicine seeks applications for an Intermediate Lab Specialist position to support Dr. Charles Farber and his lab in the Center for Public Health Genomics. The Lab Specialist will work as part of a collaboration with Orthopaedic surgeons to consent patients in order to collect biospecimens. They will also maintain a database of patient records. The Lab Specialist will work in the Farber lab to coordinate research projects, perform experimental procedures, and prepare tissues and specimens for procedures. Common procedures will include DNA/RNA isolation, cell culture, and PCR. They will oversee day-to-day operation of projects.

About the Farber Lab: Common diseases, such as osteoporosis, impart significant societal health burdens. These diseases are, in part, regulated by genetic determinants. The Farber lab is using genetic approaches to investigate the molecular basis of bone strength. The goal of this work is to develop therapies to improve skeletal health and prevent bone fractures.


  • Applicants must meet one of the following combinations of education and experience:
    • Bachelor's degree and 6 years of experience in a research centered position
    • 9 years of experience in a research based role research centered position
    • Master's degree and student experience in a research centered position
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

This is a restricted position and continuation will be dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.


Complete an application online and attach:

  • CV/resume
  • Cover letter

Please note that ALL documents MUST be uploaded in the CV/resume box or you can combine them into one PDF.

***Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. ***

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search "Find Jobs", and search for "R003212"

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board, and search for " R003212"

Please note that ALL documents MUST be uploaded in the CV/resume box or you can combine them into one PDF.

The position will remain open until filled.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS : 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.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

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.

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