Principal Scientist

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

Working Title: Principal Scientist

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Ophthalmology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-25-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Virginia seeks candidates for a Principal Scientist position. The incumbent will be expected to investigate therapeutic approaches for retinal disorders including diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Additional research will focus on understanding the mechanisms of basic vascular pericyte biology in the eye as it relates to pathologic retinopathy. As a Principal Scientist, the successful candidate will be expected to initiate research, conduct research independently, and seek appropriate funding.

A PhD or MD is required at the time of hire. Experience with standard molecular biology, cell culture techniques and animal handling is essential. Prior experience with microRNA, microvascular biology, pericytes, and stem cells is helpful. A background in Ophthalmology, development, cell biology, vascular biology, macrophage/microglia biology or biochemistry is preferred.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0621760. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and contact information (submit to Other 1) for two individuals willing to provide letters of recommendation by mail or by email to

This position is restricted and is contingent upon funding and will remain open to applications until filled.

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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