Research Associate

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

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Neuroscience

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 07-21-2015

Posting Summary:
The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Associate/postdoctoral fellow to work on the crosstalk between the gut microbiota and the central nervous system in the context of depression. Position is in the laboratories of Dr. Alban Gaultier and Dr. Jonathan Kipnis within the center for Brain Immunology and Glia (

Candidates must have a PhD or MD degree in hand by start date, and have a background in Neuroscience and/or Immunology, as well as extensive experience in conducting independent research, and supervising research trainees and/or technicians. In addition, the candidate must have first author publications in peer reviewed scientific journals and effective oral and written communication skills. Candidates with experience in microbiome research and animal models of depression are preferred.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0616813. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, letter of research interest and contact information for three references. This position will remain open to applications until filled.

For further information about the position and application process, please contact Sharon Heyka via email or call 434-924-9108.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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