Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Jul 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Cell Biology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 01-21-2014

Posting Summary:
The Department of Cell Biology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville seeks a Research Associate to work in the laboratory of Dr. Adrian Halme to study tissue regeneration using the highly tractable model system, Drosophila melanogaster. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated scientist looking to progress to an independent position.

Our laboratory is combining genetic, molecular, and advanced microscopy techniques to examine the molecular, cellular, and neuroendocrine signaling pathways that are activated by larval imaginal tissue damage and contribute to tissue repair and regeneration. We have recently developed a genetic screen that has identified mutations that specifically inhibit the regenerative growth of imaginal tissues. Research projects are available to identify and characterize the genetic pathways that regulate imaginal tissue regeneration as well as to specifically examine a developmental checkpoint that coordinates regeneration with development.

Candidates must have a PhD or MD/PhD in Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Cell Biology or a related field in hand by the start date. New graduates from PhD programs will be considered. Candidates must have research experience with multiple techniques including: molecular biology and gene expression analysis; microscopy and visualization techniques including fluorescence microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and immunohistochemistry; and protein biochemistry, including ELISA and chromatin immunoprecipitation techniques. Experience studying developmental mechanisms in animal models, including animal dissection and preparation and culture of primary and immortalized cell lines derived from animal cells, and research experience studying tissue growth mechanisms and/or the regulation of endocrine signaling pathways that control growth are preferred.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0613474. Complete a Candidate Profile on-line; attach a CV, cover letter, contact information for three references and a statement of Research Interest. Applicant review will begin 1/31/2014 and the position will remain open until filled.

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

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