Research Associate

Job description

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Biology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 05-17-2018

Posting Summary:
The Campbell Lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Virginia is seeking applications for a Research Associate position to investigate neural control of appetite, digestion, and metabolism (please see our website at We use single-cell transcriptomics (Drop-Seq, sNuc-Seq) to systematically define neuron types in specific brain regions, then apply genetically-targeted tools to map each neuron type's synaptic circuitry as well as monitor and manipulate their activity in vivo. Current projects in our lab include: 1) using high-throughput single-cell transcriptomics to discover neuronal populations connecting the brain and digestive system; 2) virally tracing the synaptic circuitry of these neuronal populations to reveal their inputs and outputs; 3) monitoring neuronal activity in vivo in response to relevant physiological stimuli; and 4) manipulating the activity of neuronal populations to characterize their role in digestion and glucose metabolism. We are seeking a creative, motivated, and team-oriented postdoctoral fellow to help lead these projects.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Neuroscience, Neurobiology, or a related field, or an MD or equivalent, by the start date. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in molecular biology, optogenetics, or fiber photometry. Initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed up to an additional two, one year appointments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance review. The earliest start date is August 25, 2018.

This position is restricted and is contingent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

Apply through [email protected] ( Search for posting number 0623249 and electronically attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin May 27, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to John Campbell ([email protected]). Questions about the application process should be directed to Rich Haverstrom ([email protected]).

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The School of Arts & Sciences and the University of Virginia are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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Posted: 7/17/2018
Application Due: 9/15/2018
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