Research Scientist

Job description

Working Title: Research Scientist

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Cell Biology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 07-30-2013

Posting Summary:
The Department of Cell Biology at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Scientist to work in Dr. Barry Hinton's laboratory using fluorescence microscopy, in vitro organ culture, Real Time PCR and immunolocalization approaches to study Wolffian duct elongation and folding. In addition, the candidate will generate various conditional mutations of genes in mice that affect Wolffian duct development. The goal is to examine the role of genes and their downstream signaling targets that regulate Wolffian duct tubular morphogenesis. These studies integrate basic cell and advanced molecular biology with confocal microscopy to examine Wolffian duct development. This person will also supervise undergraduate students and work with technicians and other postdoctoral fellows.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. and 3-5 years' postdoctoral experience in cell biology, imaging and advanced cell culture methods. The candidate should also be familiar with approaches designed to examine the function of reproductive tissues. Expertise in recombinant DNA methods and imaging are strongly preferred. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently and productively are required.

The environment in Cell Biology at UVa is highly supportive and interactive, including joint research meetings and seminars in various aspects of cell and developmental biology. For additional information about the research in the department, please visit the department's Web site:

To apply, visit; and search on posting number0612589. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. The position will be open until filled.

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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