Research Scientist

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Working Title: Research Scientist

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Surgery

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 04-25-2018

Posting Summary:
Dr. Victor Laubach of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Virginia is seeking a post-doctoral cell biologist with an interest in inflammation, transplantation, and pulmonary physiology. This position will work closely with Dr. Laubach and Dr. Irving Kron of Thoracic Surgery, as well as with other students, surgery residents, and research associates in the study of lung ischemia-reperfusion injury following transplantation. Researchers will be expected to dedicate the majority of their time conducting independent cell biology experiments including: primary cell isolation and culture, cellular imaging, molecular and biochemical assays, immunohistochemistry, inmmunofluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, and ELISA. In addition, studies with murine models is expected including: survival surgery, husbandry, sample collection, and non-invasive imaging. The position will be expected to work well as part of a large team investigating mechanisms of lung ischemia-reperfusion injury, methods for non-invasive diagnosis of ischemia-reperfusion injury, and prevention of such injury. It is expected that the researcher will be able to lead small groups and will author peer-reviewed scientific publications.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.S degree; Proficiency and expertise in common cellular biological techniques and laboratory management is mandatory. Knowledge and experience with murine studies and breeding of novel murine transgenic strains is preferred. Previous experience in murine surgery is preferred but techniques can be taught upon arrival in the laboratory as well.

To apply visit and search for Posting Number 0623135. Applicants should attach a cover letter, CV, and a list of three references. For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Victor Laubach at [email protected]

The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Virginia is located in picturesque Charlottesville at the foot of the Blue Ridge mountains. It is routinely ranked as one of the best places to live in the USA ( and is strategically located within 2 hours of Washington DC, several national parks as well as the Atlantic ocean.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.

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Posted: 10/23/2018
Application Due: 12/22/2018
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