Research Associate

Job description

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Biology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 06-29-2017

Posting Summary:
The W.M. Keck Center for Cellular Imaging (KCCI), Department of Biology at the University of Virginia invites applications for a post-doctoral Research Associate position. The incumbent will be developing a new optical microscopy and spectroscopy techniques to investigate protein-protein interaction using endogenous and exogenous fluorophore in living cells or tissues. The Research Associate will be responsible for administrating and training the center users on various microscopy systems including wide-field, confocal, multiphoton, TIRF, anisotropy, harmonic generation microscopy, high content screening system and lifetime imaging microscopy. The incumbent must have some experience in computer administration, instrumentation development, and software code writing and ability to interact with multidisciplinary investigators involved in the KCCI.

A Ph.D. in Physics, Biophotonics, Engineering or a related discipline by appointment start date is required. Candidates with a background on various light microscopy systems and particular interest in design and development of a new optical instrumentation are preferred. Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills.

This is a one-year appointment. However, appointments may be renewed up to an additional two one-year appointments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through [email protected] ( and attach the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and the contact information for three references; Search on posting number 0621126.

Review of applications will begin July 9, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Dr. Ammasi Periasamy
[email protected]

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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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 3/17/2018
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