Professor of Research

Charlottesville, VA
Oct 03, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Medicine
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Professor of Research

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Department of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-29-2017

Posting Summary:
The Cellular Therapeutic Program in Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Virginia is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our research team as a part-time (less than 50%) tenure-ineligible, Research Professor. As cross grounds efforts, a strategic clinical translational goal of the Strategic Initiative Fund by the University of Virginia will develop Tregulatory (Tregs) cells for adoptive transfer into patients with type 1 Diabetes. The successful candidate will be involved in the design, validation, and translation of a new clinical product to the bedside, design of the clinical trial for treatment of type 1 Diabetes, assist in the submission of a new IND to the FDA as well as monitor the effects of the product on the patient's metabolic and immune responses.

The selected candidate must be a physician scientist with a MD or MD, PhD with a track record in cellular therapeutics. Successful applicants must have experience in producing T cell products for clinical trials in stem cell transplantation or autoimmune disease with a strong background in transplantation or autoimmune disease, expertise in human and murine T cell activation and culture, T cell signaling, and skills in purifying and/or inducing Treg cells. Experience with multicolor flow cytometry, luminex, immunoblotting, and cell-based assays is required. In depth experience in human primary lymphocyte isolation, purification, culture, phenotyping, and functional assays to measure signaling and immune responses; experience with measuring the effects of Tregs in in vivo and in vitro Treg cell assays; and experience with xenogeneic mouse models is preferred. Experience in the design of clinical trials and IND submission is required.

The University of Virginia, Department of Medicine's Division of Hematology/Oncology as well as the School of Medicine, Cancer Center and Medical Center (Magnet-designated) are ranked among the best in the U.S. and offer a very collegial environment in a beautiful University town. Charlottesville, located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States by Money Magazine and USA Today.

To apply visit and search on Posting Number 0621803. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, letter of research interest, and contact information for three references.

For additional information about the position, please contact Larry Lum, M.D., Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, via email

For further information regarding the application process, please contact Sally Jackson, via email or via telephone 434-982-6513.

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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