BIOL - Bergland Lab Tech 2

Research • Job ID: R0045361
Charlottesville, VA

Lab and Research Technician 2 employees provide increasingly complex technical support for projects and may engage in increasingly complex scientific experiments. May handle more sophisticated administrative and logistical tasks. Lab and Research Technician 2 employees operate under supervision with a degree of independence when following set protocols and procedures.

The Bergland Lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Virginia is looking to hire a Lab Technician (level 2) to conduct ecological and evolutionary genetics research. Current projects in the lab include the genetics and physiology of rapid evolution in Drosophila and Daphnia.  Work in the lab incorporates field sampling and laboratory experimentation, population genetic analysis, and public outreach.

The lab technician will assist with ongoing research projects as well as day-to-day lab management. Research responsibilities include;

  • the oversight, operation, and management of a long-term Drosophila Citizen Science collection project; collection, sorting and management of field-based samples of Drosophila
  • analysis of Drosophila species abundance data
  • training and management of undergraduate research assistants
  • management of Drosophila stock cultures.
  • Other responsibilities include purchasing for the lab, and equipment service & maintenance.
  • The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop skills in molecular biology such as DNA extraction, PCR, high-throughput library preparation.

This full-time position will remain open until filled.

This is a restricted position contingent on continued funding.


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