Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Medicine, Nephrology Division

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 02-05-2018

Posting Summary:
The Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology at the University of Virginia, seeks a Research Associate candidate to work in the laboratory of Dr. Mark Okusa, MD. Dr. Okusa is studying immune mechanisms of acute kidney injury. His preclinical/basic studies use genetically manipulated mice in understanding mechanisms of AKI. State-of-the-art techniques are employed including optogenetics, imaging flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, and Seahorse.

Candidates must have a PhD in Biology, Physiology, Immunology or Pathology or equivalent in hand by start date, and a proven ability to lead a project and supervise and train laboratory personnel in a collaborative setting. Duties also include the formulation and testing of hypotheses; critical analysis of data; preparation of manuscripts and grant proposals; making presentations at local, regional and national levels. Therefore, excellent communication and writing skills are required.

This position is restricted and is contingent upon funding.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0622603. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for 3 references and a statement of research interest.

For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Mark Okusa via e-mail at

For further information about the application process, please contact Pamela Sprouse via e-mail at

The position will remain open until filled.

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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