Research Associate

Job description

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Molecular Phys and Biological Physics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 03-16-2018

Posting Summary:
The laboratory of Dr. Huiwang Ai ( in the Center for Membrane and Cell Physiology at the University of Virginia is seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. The mission of this research team is to engineer novel molecular imaging probes to peer into cells and brains to understand their communications.

The team is looking for an individual with an expertise in neurobiology. This individual will apply genetically encoded fluorescent and bioluminescent biosensors for brain activity imaging.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in hand by start date in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology or a similar field; Two or more first-author publications in reputable journals; Demonstrated expertise in standard and advanced neuronal electrophysiology recordings and rodent surgical procedures. Preferred qualifications are: expertise in neurotransmission, neuromodulation, and GPCR-based signaling; experiences in mouse models, imaging and morphological analyses, and animal behavior experiments.

The successful applicants will perform high-profile, NIH-funded research in an interdisciplinary research group, which interacts closely with Departments of Molecular Biophysics & Biological Physics, Chemistry, and Biomedical Engineering, the Neuroscience Graduate Program, the UVA Cancer Center, and the UVA Charles O. Strickler Transplant Center.

The Post-Doctoral Research Associates will work independently and collaboratively under the guidance of Dr. Ai, spending approximately 90% of the time conducting experiments and analyzing data, 5% on training graduate students, and 5% on writing manuscripts and grants. It is expected that the Research Associates will report research progress regularly in lab and collaborative meetings, present results and solicit input at local, national, and international conferences in the form of posters or oral presentations, and prepare figures and text for manuscripts with the PI's input.

To apply visit and search for Posting Number 0622862 or visit: Applicants should complete a candidate profile, and attach a cover letter (including a short statement of research interest), CV (including a publication list), and contact information for three references.

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: 5/16/2018
Application Due: 6/5/2018
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