Instructor of Research

Charlottesville, VA
Apr 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Instructor of Research

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Cardiovascular Research Center

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 04-24-2017

Posting Summary:
The Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Virginia seeks candidates for a tenure ineligible Instructor of Research to assist an assigned laboratory to investigate rigorous high impact studies to elucidate mechanisms that regulate the pathogenesis of late stage atherosclerotic lesions and obesity-metabolic disease.

Although outstanding candidates in all areas of biomedical science will be considered, preference will be given to individuals with strong experience/expertise in: 1) the mechanisms by which Oct4 and Klf4 regulate the phenotype and function of perivascular cells during diet induced obesity-metabolic disease; 2) the role of SMC necroptosis and the necroptotic regulatory genes RIP1 and MLKL in the development of atherosclerosis and late stage lesion pathogenesis; and 3) the role of RIP1 and MLKL in regulating SMC phenotype-function during development of diet induced obesity-metabolic disease.

Candidates will also be expected to seek extramural research grants to help support research projects. Further, the incumbent will be responsible for generating abstracts and manuscripts of sufficient quality to be published in high impact journals.

Applicants must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree by the start date, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills. Eligibility for NIH post-doctoral fellowship funding is important, but not mandatory.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0620817. Complete a Candidate Profile on-line; attach a CV, cover letter, contact information for three references and a Statement of Research Interest. The position will remain open until filled.

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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