Research Associate

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Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Biology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-24-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of Biology at the University of Virginia invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Laboratory of Dr. Michael Timko to join an interdisciplinary team studying the control of lateral branching in crop plants. The research is aimed understanding the molecular genetic processes underlying axillary shoot development and the molecular factors that regulate this developmental process.

This position requires a Ph.D. in plant biology, plant genetics, or related field by the appointment start date and prior training and experience in plant molecular biology, gene expression analysis, and transgene expression technologies as evidenced in the applicant's published works. It is required that the candidate be available and authorized to start no later than January 15, 2018.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile through [email protected] ( and electronically attach the following in a single pdf file: a cover letter that summarizes your research interests and professional goals, curriculum vitae with list of publications, and the name and contact information for two (2) individuals that can serve as references; search on posting number 0621916.

Review of applications will begin November 3, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed via e-mail to:
Michael P. Timko, PhD
[email protected]

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or [email protected] should be directed to:
Michelle Atwell
[email protected]

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

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