Research Associate

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Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Biology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-16-2017

Posting Summary:
A post-doctoral Research Associate position is available in Dr. Xiaorong Liu's lab at the University of Virginia to study the development and disease of mouse visual system. Specifically, the lab investigates how retinal ganglion cells mature during postnatal development and how these cells degenerate in mouse models of glaucoma. The incumbent(s) will become a key member in advancing these studies using an integrative approach that combines imaging, molecular, genetics, physiological, and behavioral techniques.

This is a one-year appointment; however appointments may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Neuroscience, Biology, or a related discipline is required by the appointment start date. Candidates with a strong background in mouse genetics, molecular biology, and/or electrophysiology are preferred.

To apply, candidates must complete a candidate profile through [email protected] ( and electronically attach the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three professional references; search on posting number 0621824.

Review of applications will begin October 26, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Xiaorong Liu ([email protected]), and questions regarding the application process 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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