Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Jun 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Chemistry

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 04-28-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia, Department of Chemistry, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the group of Professor James Landers.

The incumbent will perform research to develop technology for a rapid genetic DNA analysis on a microfluidic device. This research involves development and integration of microfluidics and biochemistry assays on the microfluidic scale including DNA extraction, DNA amplification, and DNA separation.

The completion of a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a related discipline by the appointment start date is required. Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills, and demonstrated experience with, (a) capillary and microchip DNA separation (b) multicolor LIF detection systems for electrophoresis, (c) development of centrifugal microfluidic devices for DNA analysis, and (d) integrated microchip design and fabrication. Candidates are expected to be capable of working on a schedule to deliver results under time constraints. Experience and ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary science and directly with an engineering team is strongly desired.

This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for an additional two one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVA (, search on posting number 0620756, and electronically attach the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three (3) references.

Review of applications will begin on May 8, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Professor James Landers at

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to Lin Burton,

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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