Research Associate

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Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Chemistry

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-19-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia seeks a postdoctoral Research Associate interested in chemical biology and lipid signaling in the immune system.

The research associate will engage in cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research that integrates synthesis of small-molecule probes with mass spectrometry-based proteomics and metabolomics for pathophysiological analyses of enzyme-disrupted cells and animals. The research associate will receive training in chemoproteomics, lipid biochemistry, in vivo pharmacology, and mass spectrometry. Specific project areas include design, synthesis, and evaluation of small molecules targeting lipid metabolism and signaling in inflammatory disorders, as well as development of novel small molecule and cell based immunotherapies in cancer.

The Department of Chemistry is located within walking distance from the School of Medicine at UVA providing a unique environment to carry out basic discovery research with a strong translational focus. This position will have ample opportunities to expand their training through collaborations with clinical scientists and physicians at the NCI-designed Cancer Center, Cardiovascular Research Center, and Carter Immunology Center in the medical school.

Completion of a PhD degree in Chemistry or related discipline is required at time of appointment. Published expertise in Synthetic Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Bioorganic chemistry, or immunology is strongly preferred.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile online through [email protected] ( and electronically attach the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three (3) references; search on posting number 0617565.

Review of applications will begin on October 29, 2015; however, the position will remain open until filled. This is a one-year appointment, which may be renewed for an additional two one-year terms, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Professor Ku-Lung (Ken) Hsu
[email protected]

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or [email protected] should be directed to:
Lin Burton
(434) 924-4360
[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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Posted: 2/28/2018
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