Research Associate

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

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-03-2016

Posting Summary:
An immediate postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Tushir-Singh Laboratory of Novel Biologics at the University of Virginia, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, to study Antibody therapeutics in Cancer. Our research is highly translational and is focused on generating "moon shot" efforts to find the cure for cancer. More details can be found at

Our laboratory has broad interest in Bi-specific Antibodies, Receptor-Target Biology, Antibody engineering, Antibody-siRNA-conjugates and Cancer biology. We use DNA engineering based approaches supported by functional testing to evaluate and develop better technologies directed toward bispecific antibody platforms and Antibody-RNA conjugates in the cancer immunotherapy space.

To support our current ongoing activities, we are looking for a postdoctoral scientist with experience in protein engineering, optimization and characterization. Experience with flow cytometry is a must to be considered. From the model system perspective, we will prefer a candidate with strong background in basic immunology, T-cell biology, relevant immunological assays, PBMCs handling. In addition experience with siRNA design, cell culture, HPLC, animal handing and tumor xenografts is highly desirable.
UVA offers an exciting working environment, the possibility to interact with interdisciplinary research groups, and HIGHLY competitive salary and benefits.

1) Participate in planning, designing and executing technical and complex research projects, as assigned under the direction of a supervisor
2) Background in molecular biology, biochemical assays, protein handling
3) Growth and maintenance of mammalian cell cultures
4) Contribute to grant application and publications
5) Proven ability to work in a collaborative research team

1) MD and/or PhD in molecular biology, Immunology, cell biology or relevant scientific discipline by appointment start date
2) Experience in Cancer cell biology and general cell signaling
3) Excellent communication skills

1) Experience with T-cells and other immunological techniques
2) Experience with Flow Cytometry, HPLC, and animal handling is highly desirable
3) Expertise in basic protein purification and optimization techniques.

Interested candidates should apply at and search on Posting 0619681. Fill out a candidate profile and submit a CV; a description of research interests, technical skills, past projects and publications; and contact information for three references. This position in contingent upon the continued availability of funding.

For additional information regarding the application process, please contact Helen Norfleet-Shiflett, via email or telephone (434) 924-1667.

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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