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: 10-13-2014

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 Associate position. The incumbent will perform research to develop new technology (a) for sequence analysis of intact proteins by front-end electron transfer dissociation, high resolution mass spectrometry on Orbitrap type instrumentation, (b) for characterization class I MHC peptides to be used for the immunotherapy of cancer, and (c) for probing how lipid-signaling networks coordinate the mammalian immune response.

Completion of the PhD degree in Chemistry or a related discipline is required by the appointment start date. Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills, and have already published papers in peer reviewed journals on the following topics: (a) fatty acid profiling of complex lipids, (b) use of immobilized metal (Fe+3) affinity columns for enrichment of phosphopeptides, (c) identification of class I MHC peptides presented on cancer cells and recognized by human cytotoxic T-cells, (d) identification of proteins expressed in microparticles derived from human plasma and (e) capillary electrophoresis interfaced to mass spectrometry.

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 0615177.

Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2014; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Professor Donald Hunt at

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to: Valerie Dudding (434) 924-4360 or

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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