Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Chemistry

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 03-14-2016

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 Postdoctoral Research Associate position. The incumbent will perform research to develop technology for rapid genetic DNA analysis on a microfluidic device. This research involves development and integration of microfluidics and biochemistry assays on the microfluidic scale including DNA extraction, DNA amplification, and DNA separation.

Completion of a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a related discipline is required. Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills, and demonstrated experience with, (a) capillary and microchip DNA separation (b) multicolor LIF detection systems for electrophoresis, (c) development of centrifugal microfluidic devices for DNA analysis, and (d) integrated microchip design and fabrication. Candidates are expected to be capable of working on a schedule to deliver results under time constraints. Experience and ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary science and directly with an 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 0618256.

Review of applications will begin in March 25, 2016 with an anticipated start date of May 2016; 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: Lin Burton (434) 924-4360
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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