Research Associate

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

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 04-10-2018

Posting Summary:
An immediate DoD funded postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the laboratories of Drs. Tushir-Singh and Bhatnagar for a collaborative study focusing on the epigenome of breast cancer and development of breast cancer immunotherapy. The successful candidate will split time equally in the Tushir-Singh and Bhatnagar laboratories located next to each other. More details can be found at:

Our laboratories have a broad interest in receptor-target biology, epigenetic alterations in cancer and use of antibody engineering to generate effective cancer therapies. We use functional screens to identify effective targets and DNA engineering based approaches to evaluate and develop bispecific antibody platforms and antibody-RNA conjugates in the cancer immunotherapy space. For additional information about the project you may contact Dr. Tushir-Singh ( and/or Dr. Bhatnagar (

To support our current ongoing activities, we are looking for a postdoctoral Research Associate with experience in protein engineering, optimization and characterization. From the model system perspective, we would prefer a candidate with a strong background in basic molecular biology and immunology. In addition, experience with PBMCs handling, high throughput sequencing (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq), HPLC, animal handing and tumor xenografts is highly desirable.

UVA offers an exciting working environment, the possibility to interact with interdisciplinary research groups, and competitive salary and benefits.

1) Participate in planning, designing and executing technical and complex research projects, as assigned under the direction of a supervisor
2) Growth and maintenance of mammalian cell cultures
3) Contribute to grant application and publications

1) MD and/or PhD in molecular biology, Immunology, cell biology or relevant scientific discipline by appointment start date
2) Experience in Cancer cell biology and general cell signaling
3) Excellent communication skills
4) Background in molecular biology, biochemical assays, protein handling
5) Proven ability to work in a collaborative research team

1) Experience with T-cells and other immunological techniques
2) Experience with Flow Cytometry, HPLC, and animal handling is highly desirable
3) Expertise in basic protein purification and optimization techniques.

Interested candidates should apply at and search on Posting 0623023. Fill out a candidate profile and submit a CV and a cover letter describing research interests, technical skills, past projects and publications; and contact information for three references. This position is contingent upon the continued availability of funding.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Helen Norfleet-Shiflett at hn6u@Virginia.EDU.

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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