Research Scientist

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Working Title: Research Scientist

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Chemistry

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 03-16-2017

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 Research Scientist position. The incumbent will perform research to develop sensors for in vivo neurochemical measurements and apply that technology to understanding the neurochemical changes in the brain during diseases such as stroke.

Completion of a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Neuroscience or a related discipline is required. Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills and at least 4 years experience with (a) electrochemical sensors, ideally with experience in voltammetric determination of neurotransmitters and (b) in vivo experiments, ideally with experience in rodent brain surgery. Candidates must be capable of providing leadership in the lab and guiding graduate and undergraduate students in their research projects.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through [email protected] ( 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 0620405.

Review of applications will begin in April 6, 2017 with an anticipated start date of July 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Professor Jill Venton at [email protected]

Questions regarding the candidate profile process or [email protected] should be directed to: Lin Burton at [email protected]

The University will perform background checks on all new 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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