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: 09-27-2016

Posting Summary:
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the group of Prof. Andreas Gahlmann to perform research in the area of super-resolution optical microscopy, correlative light-electron microscopy, and bacterial cell biology. This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for two additional one-year terms, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

Completion of the PhD degree in the physical, life, or engineering sciences or a related discipline is required by appointment start date. Researchers with expertise in one or more of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply:
-Advanced and super-resolution optical microscopy techniques
-In situ cryo-electron tomography
-Computational image processing, data analysis, and instrument automation
-Molecular and cell biology.

Candidates must possess a proven ability to work independently in the laboratory, formulate novel scientific questions, and produce and publish high-quality scientific results. Research projects in the Gahlmann laboratory are highly interdisciplinary. Thus candidates must have strong organizational and communication skills and be able to effectively engage with other group members and outside collaborators. Candidates are also expected to provide a leadership role within the laboratory as a mentor for both graduate and undergraduate students.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVA ( and electronically attach the following:
-A cover letter summarizing your scientific background, your future research interest, and why you want to join our group.
-Curriculum vitae
-Contact information of three or more references

Please search posting number 0619571.

Review of applications will begin October 10, 2016. The position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Prof. Andreas Gahlmann

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to:
Lin Burton

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/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

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