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Laboratory Specialist, Department of Environmental Sciences

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Sep 10, 2022

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Laboratory Specialist, Department of Environmental Sciences


Full Time


Charlottesville, VA


Lab Specialist employees provide technical lab support by performing complex lab and research-related tasks. They act as specialists on research methods and equipment functions specific to investigations. They have the authority to adapt methods and procedures to meet the needs of research. They are distinguished from Lab Technicians by the types and duration of assignments, as well as the skills and expertise necessary to serve as resources on non-routine problems. Lab Specialist employees perform daily activities without supervision; their longer-term assignments require greater oversight. Lab Specialist employees often train others on work processes and policies.

The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks two Lab Specialists to contribute to computational research on ocean and atmosphere biogeochemistry using data analysis, remote sensing, and numerical modeling techniques. The candidates will work directly with Professor Scott Doney in the Department of Environmental Sciences.

Minimum Requirements:


  • Education: Bachelor's degree required. Experience: 3 years of experience required. 6 years of experience accepted in lieu of degree.

Preferred Experience:

  • Master's degree is preferred in Environmental Science or related science discipline. Experience in data analysis, visualization, and/or numerical modeling of environmental data. Background with oceanographic or atmospheric data sets and models is preferred. Ability to use advanced statistical data analysis software, such as MATLAB, R, or SciPy; verbal and written communication abilities; ability to work as a member of a team; and ability to organize and complete tasks.

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 fine finger manipulation.

For questions about this position or the application process please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community, please see and

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physicians Group, 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, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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.


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