Research Scientist

Charlottesville, VA
Mar 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Scientist

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Ophthalmology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 01-03-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Virginia seeks candidates for a Research Scientist position. The incumbent will be expected to investigate therapeutic approaches for retinal disorders including diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Additional research will focus on understanding mechanisms of basic vascular pericyte biology in the eye as it relates to pathologic retinopathy.

A PhD or MD is required at the time of hire. Experience with standard molecular biology, cell culture techniques and animal handling is essential. Prior experience with microRNA, microvascular biology, pericytes, and stem cells is helpful. A background in Ophthalmology, development, cell biology, vascular biology, macrophage/microglia biology or biochemistry is preferred.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0620110. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and contact information for two individuals willing to provide letters of recommendation by mail or by email to

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

This position is restricted and is contingent upon funding.

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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