Research Associate

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Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Pharmacology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-28-2018

Posting Summary:
The Department of Pharmacology at the University of Virginia seeks multiple postdoctoral Research Associates to conduct research in the laboratory of Dr. Bimal Desai. The long-term goal of the Desai lab is to understand the role of electrical signals at the crossroads of host defense, inflammation and tissue homeostasis. Current projects in the Desai lab focus on defining the ion channel-mediated electrical signals controlling; (1) cell autonomous immune responses; (2) the contextual programming of tissue-resident myeloid cells; (3) microglial functions during neurodegeneration and acute brain injury. Details about the lab research interests and recent publications can be found here:

Applicants must have a PhD in the physical or biological sciences, or an M.D. degree with 4-5 years of research experience. The candidates are expected to have a genuine enthusiasm for scientific research, a basic grasp of physical sciences, an inclination to work productively in teams and a respect for viewpoint diversity. Preference will be given to candidates with a conceptual grounding in physiology, immunology or neuroscience. Technical expertise in one these specialties is also highly sought: patch clamp electrophysiology, chemical biology, live cell imaging or molecular biology. Exceptional candidates seeking to transition from physical sciences into biomedical sciences will be considered based on their skillsets and motivating goals.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0624079. Complete a Candidate Profile on-line, and attach a Cover Letter, CV and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.

For information related to this posting, please contact Dr. Bimal Desai, at [email protected] . For information related to the application process please contact Jolene Kidd at [email protected] or 434-924-1920.

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: 10/30/2018
Application Due: 12/29/2018
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