Research Specialist
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University of Virginia

Research Specialist

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Number: 0610596

Posting Summary:
The Neurobiological Section of the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences is seeking a Research Specialist. The incumbent assists the Principal Investigator with running study protocols for understanding biological mechanisms of addictions. The incumbent is responsible for recruitment and enrollment of research participants, facilitation of informed consent process, data collection, development and maintaining research database, data analysis and reporting, and coordinating daily operations of the research project. Incumbent is responsible for administering breath alcohol tests and performing DNA Genotyping of extracted blood samples. In addition, the incumbent assists with developing research presentations, literature searches for new projects and collaborates with other team members to further research study.

Position requires Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of one year of experience with scientific, experimentation and research techniques applicable to the branch of science involved. Student experience will be considered.

Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent

Preferred Education:
Not a Requirement

Required Experience:
Some - up to 4 years

Preferred Experience:
No Response

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Able to work with human subjects.
2. Ability to collect urine samples, and administer breath alcohol tests.
3. Ability to communicate effectively.
4. Working knowledge of the theory and application of the biological sciences and instrumentation related to field of assignment.
5. Ability to plan and execute tasks or experiments.
6. Ability to modify and develop laboratory procedures.
7. Ability to accurately interpret and report findings.
8. Ability to independently conduct laboratory experiments.

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The University of Virginia is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 to request assistance.

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