Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Sep 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Pathology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-11-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of Pathology at the University of Virginia seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the laboratory of Dr. Hui Li. The Li lab is working on developing small molecule inhibitors for a newly identified oncogene product in cancer, in collaboration with Dr. Michael Hilinski in the Department of Chemistry.

Qualified applicants must have completed a PhD or equivalent in the area of organic chemistry at the time of application, preferably within the last three years. Expertise in synthetic methodology, complex molecule total synthesis, or medicinal chemistry as demonstrated by one or more first-author publications in high-impact journals is preferred for the position.

The successful candidate is expected to be co-mentored by Dr. Li and Dr. Hilinski. The research associate is responsible for the design, implementation, execution, analysis, and interpretation of experiments designed to address various scientific hypotheses. He or she will also be responsible for writing and reporting of results through scientific correspondence (i.e. abstracts and manuscripts) and seminars. The research associate will receive training in evaluating and writing manuscripts and grant applications and will be expected to write their own manuscripts and grants and aid in evaluations of other grant applications. Supervisory roles may include teaching and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as research specialists. This is a one year appointment that may be renewed pending funding availability and satisfactory performance. If you have questions regarding the lab research direction, please visit: and

To apply, visit and search for Posting Number 0621659. Applicants should complete a candidate profile, and attach a cover letter, CV, statement of research interest, and a list of three references. This position will remain open until filled.

For questions regarding the position, please contact Hui Li, Ph.D at For questions regarding the application process, please contact Mary White,

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

This is a restricted position and is contingent on the continuation of funding.

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