Senior Scientist

Charlottesville, VA
Mar 11, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Senior Scientist

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Biomedical Engineering

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 03-10-2018

Posting Summary:
The School of Engineering seeks applications for a Senior Scientist position in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. BME has a strong culture of collaboration and collegiality, facilitated by the physical proximity of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Medicine. Example areas of current research strength include advancement of in vitro and in vivo studies aiming at the development, refinement, and use of tissue engineered technologies to treat severe skeletal muscle injuries. The successful candidate will join this exciting research environment, help support the energetic and well-funded research program as well as help lead experimental programs in skeletal muscle tissue engineering to support various extramurally funded research projects. Compensation will be commensurate based on qualifications and experience.

A PhD in Biological Sciences or in a related-field is required by the start date of the position. Candidates must have grant-writing experience, technical expertise in skeletal muscle physiology, tissue engineering, skeletal muscle in vivo and ex vivo functional testing, 3-D printing, bioreactor design and operation, mammalian cell culture, standard operation procedures (SOPs) preparations, GLP/GMP procedures and IND submission to the FDA.

The University of Virginia is committed to building a culturally diverse community and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. The University of Virginia supports dual career opportunities and is situated in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, Virginia and is close to Washington, DC. Charlottesville consistently ranks among the top cities in which to live and work and is consistently ranked as a top public university.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0622812. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, and contact information for three references.

The position will remain open to applicants until filled.

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. George Christ via email at For questions about the application process, please contact Crystal Lamm via email at or telephone at 434-243-6906.

With one of the highest graduation rates of minority undergraduate students and one of the highest percentages of women engineering students among public universities, the University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university's research and teaching mission. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.

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