Research Scientist

Charlottesville, VA
Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Scientist

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 02-20-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, at the University of Virginia seeks multiple highly motivated Research Scientists to work in the laboratory of Helmy Siragy, MD.

Candidates must have a PhD in a scientific-related field or an MD. A minimum of 2 years' postdoctoral experience and a record of publications in peer-reviewed journals is required. Experience working with small animals such as rodents and performing rodent kidney surgery, real time PCR analysis, optical imaging techniques, immunohistochemistry, western blot protein expression and analysis, cell culture, and in vitro gene expression and analysis is also required. A strong background in areas of renal physiology/pharmacology, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, diabetic nephropathy and inflammatory signaling pathway fields is highly preferred.

The candidate is expected to conduct independent research utilizing in vivo techniques to study diabetes and hypertension models and be involved in planning experiments. Duties also include writing and preparing manuscripts for scientific publication; assisting with grant applications; making presentations at local, regional and national levels; and supervising and training students and staff in a collaborative fashion within the laboratory.

This position is restricted and is contingent upon funding.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0620373, complete a Candidate Profile on-line, attach a cover letter, CV, contact information for 3 references and a statement of research interest. The position will remain open to applicants until filled.

For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Helmy Siragy via email at For further information regarding the application process, please contact Nicole Trice via email at

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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