Working Title: Research Associate
Position Type: Professional Research Staff
Department: Cardiovascular Research Center
Posting Date: 10-12-2018
The Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center is currently seeking a Research Associate to investigate the regulation and function of exercise-induced mitophagy in skeletal muscle with regard to the improvements of exercise capacity and metabolic function. The research will involve molecular genetics (transgenic, knockout and gene editing), mitochondrial morphological and functional analyses (confocal imaging and respiratory function assays) and animal physiology (muscle contractile function and exercise capacity analyses in vivo). This position will also provide opportunity for exploring a broad impact of exercise in health and disease prevention. Knowledge of LC-MS/MS methodologies for the quantification of endogenous degradation of mitochondrial proteins via identification of low molecular weight peptides, as well as bioinformatics analysis will be expected. Experience with 2-photon FLIM microscopy and analysis for intravital and ex vivo imaging of skeletal muscle and 2-photon FLIM microscopy is preferred.
The incumbent will participate in a multiplicity of relevant lab projects and in writing study reports for the study sponsors, papers, and grant applications and is expected to develop research programs as time permits. The incumbent will also be expected to attend and participate in laboratory meetings and CVRC-related seminars, as well as work with graduate students, technicians, fellows and collaborators in the laboratories involved in the project.
Applicants must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree by the start date as well as excellent written and oral communication skills, with demonstrated ability to present experimental results.
This position is renewed on a yearly basis and is contingent upon available funding. Applicants must have a PhD in hand at time of hire and be eligible to work in the United States. Eligibility for NIH post-doctoral fellowship funding is helpful, but not mandatory.
To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624293. Complete a Candidate Profile on-line; attach a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references.
For information regarding the application process, please contact Greg Haskins at [email protected] For information about the posting, please contact Paul Orange at [email protected]
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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