Research Associate

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Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Beirne B. Carter Center for Immunology Research

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 05-04-2017

Posting Summary:
The Beirne B. Carter Center for Immunology Research at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Associate to work in the laboratory of Dr. Victor Engelhard. The incumbent joins an interactive group of motivated scientists to oversee and carry forward studies of lymphatic endothelial cells as modulators of T-cell immune responses in the context of inflammation and cancer. During this postdoctoral training, the successful candidate will examine one or more of the following: alterations in the immunological characteristics of LEC based on location in peripheral tissue or lymph nodes; signaling by TLR ligands or pro-inflammatory cytokines; the ability of LEC to acquire and present antigen for the induction of immunological tolerance or the promotion of immune memory; and the role of PD-L1 expression by LEC in controlling the overall quality of adaptive immune responses.

Applicants must have a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD degree in hand by the start date. The successful candidate is self-motivated and curious; has effective bench, leadership and interpersonal skills; works well in a team-oriented culture of basic scientists and clinicians; and has effective oral and written communication skills. Previous training in immunology is essential, and past experience in analyzing human T cell immune responses is highly preferred.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0620897. Complete a Candidate Profile on-line; attach a CV, cover letter, contact information for three references and a Statement of Research Interest.

For further information about the position, please contact: Dr. Victor Engelhard, Beirne B. Carter Center Director, Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology Box 801386, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville VA 22908. Email: [email protected]

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Michelle Butler via email at [email protected] or via telephone at 434-924-1274.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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