Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Aug 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Medicine, Nephrology Division

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 08-07-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology at the University of Virginia, seeks a Research Associate candidate to work in the laboratory of Dr. Uta Erdbrgger, MD. Dr. Erdbrgger is studying the diagnostic and functional role of extracellular vesicles (EVs) as novel biomarkers for endothelial dysfunction or end-organ damage in hypertension and various renal diseases in blood and urine. Her translational studies are complemented by rodent models using state-of-the-art techniques of EV detection including imaging flow cytometry, resistive pulse sensing and cryo-electron microscopy.

Candidates must have a PhD in Biology, Immunology or Pathology or equivalent in hand by start date, and a proven ability to lead a project and supervise and train laboratory personnel in a collaborative setting. Duties also include the formulation and testing of hypotheses; critical analysis of data; preparation of manuscripts and grant proposals; making presentations at local, regional and national levels. Therefore, excellent communication and writing skills are required.

This position is restricted and is contingent upon funding.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0621453. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for 3 references and a statement of research interest.

For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Uta Erdbruegger via e-mail at

For further information about the application process, please contact Nicole Trice via e-mail at

The position will remain open until filled.

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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