Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Aug 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Neurological Surgery

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 08-09-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Associate. The incumbent will work in the laboratory of Dr. Yashar Kalani. The Kalani lab researches neurovascular conditions such as stroke, aneurysm and vascular malformations in animals and humans, including identification of RNA biomarkers and understanding neural stem cells and regeneration.

Qualified candidates must have a doctoral degree in a field related to neuroscience and experience with neuroscience scientific research methods and statistical analyses, including the collection, analysis, and interpretation of statistical data. Preferred experience includes experience in stem cell research, biomarker discovery, and/or Next Generation Sequencing. Candidates are expected to be highly motivated, possess an ability to troubleshoot, work well independently and with others, and also possess the ability to mentor junior lab members.

Incumbent performs animal experiments and surgical procedures, provides animal care and handling, collects data and samples, and assists in the management and operations of the lab. Additional responsibilities include: manuscript preparation of research findings, literature and manuscript review, presentations at meetings, attending and presenting at seminars, mentoring of junior lab members, and preparation of grants.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0621482. Complete a Candidate Profile on-line and attach a current CV, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. The position will remain open until filled.

This position is restricted and contingent on continued funding.

For questions about this position, contact Nell Harlow-Brooks at or (434) 243-7268.

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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