Research Associate

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

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Biology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 02-14-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of Biology at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for Postdoctoral Research Associates. Candidates will contribute to on-going studies of development, genetics, regeneration and evolution of pigmentation using zebrafish and related species.

Pigment cells and pigment pattern have proven themselves to be especially tractable model systems for answering a diverse array of questions at the forefront of modern biology. This research program is highly integrative with interests and efforts related to pigmentation at several levels of biological organization including genes and molecules, cells and tissues, and population and species.

Specific goals for these positions will include studies of: pigment cell regeneration during wound healing; roles for thyroid hormone in pigment cell morphogenesis and differentiation; mechanisms of pigment cell patterning in in zebrafish; and evolution of pigment pattern and cell lineage diversification.

The candidate must have a PhD in biology or related field by the appointment start date. One or more years of experience in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, genomics, or evolutionary biology at PhD level is required. Productivity documented with peer-reviewed first author publications is required. Effective oral and written communication skills are required. Experience in at least one of the following is preferred but not required: developmental genetic analysis of a biomedical model organism, analyses of pigmentation development or genetics, genomic methods and bioinformatics. No previous post-doctoral experience is preferred.

Apply through Jobs@Uva ( Search for posting number 0620293. Attach: a one-page cover letter describing your scientific accomplishments and your interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information (including phone numbers) of three references who might be contacted for recommendations.

Review of applications will begin February 24, 2017; however, positions will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the research should be directed to:
David M. Parichy

Questions about the application process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to:
Michelle Atwell

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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