Research Associate

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

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Center for Membrane & Cell Phy

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-20-2017

Posting Summary:
A postdoctoral position in quantitative and structural biology is available in the lab of Stefanie Redemann in the Center for Membrane & Cell Physiology, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. The position is available from March 1, 2018, or later.

Our lab is interested in uncovering and understanding the underlying principles of spindle assembly, the structure function relation and the basics of the huge variability of spindle size, architecture, and mechanics between different tissues as well as different species. In particular, we are very interested in the adaptation of spindle architecture and function during cell differentiation.

We are using a combination of large-scale 3D reconstruction of spindles by electron tomography and state-of-the-art light microscopy. Ultimately, the dynamic and ultra structural data is used to develop and test models of spindle formation and mechanics. We are working in close collaboration with physicists, mathematicians, and computer scientists at Harvard, NYU and UNC. The project requires the combination of techniques from molecular biology, light- and electron microscopy, data analysis and interpretation, and has a strong focus on interdisciplinary thinking (biology, physics, and computer science). Please visit for details of recent research and publications

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in hand by the start date and at least one original first author publication in a related field. We are looking for a highly-motivated individual with a solid background in light microscopy, image and data analysis (MatLab). In addition, either experience with electron tomography and/ or cell culture (stem cells, organoids) is desired. The candidate joining the laboratory should be able to work both independently as well as a part of a team.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0621860. Complete a Candidate Profile on-line; attach a CV with a list of publications and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.

For further information related to the position, contact Dr. Rendemann at For information related to the application process, contact Jennifer Nickerson-Hoffman at

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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