Research Scientist

Charlottesville, VA
Jun 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Scientist

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Biology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 02-14-2017

Posting Summary:
The Parichy Lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Virginia is searching for exceptional scientists to fill Research Scientist positions. The intended projects are to: identify mechanisms of cell-cell interactions during pigment pattern development in zebrafish; and to elucidate mechanisms of scale morphogenesis and patterning in zebrafish. Work will involve high resolution time-lapse imaging, developmental genetic analysis of previously identified pathways, and identification and testing of new candidate genes underlying these processes.

Candidates must have a PhD in Biology or related field and at least 1 year of experience studying pigment cell interactions or scale development in the zebrafish system, as well as experience with high resolution imaging and modern methods of transgenic and mutational analysis in zebrafish at post-embryonic stages.

To apply, candidates must complete a candidate profile through Jobs@UVa (hhtps:// and electronically attach the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three professional references; search on posting number 0620294.

Review of applications will begin March 7, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the position and application process should be directed to David M. Parichy at

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

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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