Research Scientist

Working Title: Research Scientist

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Chemistry

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 12-08-2014

Posting Summary:
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia invites candidates, excited for the opportunity to work in a dynamic and collaborative research environment, to apply for a Research Scientist position. The incumbent will perform research to develop technology for a rapid genetic DNA analysis on a microfluidic device. This research involves development of microfluidics and biochemistry assays on the microfluidic scale including DNA extraction and DNA amplification. The position will be for a one year period, and reappointment is dependent upon funding and performance.

A PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering discipline is required by the time of application. Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills, and at least 4 years of experience with, (a) design, construction and testing of instrumentation for microfluidic systems (b) some experience with forensic DNA analysis for human identification and (c) some experience with fabrication of integrated microfluidic devices. Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary science and engineering team is strongly desired.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVA ( and electronically attach the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest and the contact information for three (3) references; search on posting number 0615443.

Review of applications will begin on December 29, 2014 with an anticipated start date of January 2015; 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: Valerie Dudding (434) 924-4360 or

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty 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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