Research Associate

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Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Beirne B. Carter Center for Immunology Research

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 11-19-2017

Posting Summary:
The Beirne B. Carter Immunology Center and the Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia seeks a postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the laboratories of Dr. Sarah Ewald and Dr. Donald Griffin. The successful applicant will bridge both labs, applying a novel immune modulatory injectable hydrogel to wound healing and scar regeneration models. The goal of this project is to identify immune modulatory signals that can guide scar-free healing based on the DAMP/PAMP principle of innate immune response generation. The chosen applicant will work closely with biomaterial engineers with the goal of applying these findings toward next generation therapeutics. This position is funded by the UVa Fibrosis Initiative Program designed to foster cross-field collaborations to address outstanding questions in fibrosis biology.

Candidates must have an M.D. and/or a Ph.D. degree in hand by the start date and have demonstrated expertise in cellular or molecular immunology, cell signaling, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related field. A strong interest or background in technology development, animal models of disease, immunohistochemistry and/or flow cytometry is desirable. The individual should be self-motivated, have developed skills in team work, written and oral communication, as well as the design and analysis of experimental questions.

Applicants should complete a candidate profile through the [email protected] website and provide a cover letter, CV, statement of research interest, and a list of three references. To apply visit and search for posting #0622190.

This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.

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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