Research Assistant Professor

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Working Title: Research Assistant Professor

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Department of Cell Biology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-05-2018

Posting Summary:
The Department of Cell Biology at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Assistant Professor to work in Dr. James Casanova's laboratory to study the role of the guanine nucleotide exchange factor IQSec1 in cell migration and tumor metastasis. The work in the laboratory integrates cell and molecular biology approaches with quantitative live cell imaging to study IQSec1 function. Of particular interest will be the study of how IQSec1 and its binding partner ORP3 cooperate in the disassembly of focal adhesions, and how both proteins respond to calcium influx. The role of the person holding this position also includes supervision of undergraduate students, advising technicians, as well as the writing of manuscripts and grants.

Candidates must have a PhD or MD, 5 years of postdoctoral experience in cell biology, developmental biology, or molecular biology in areas relevant to topics described above. Expertise in recombinant DNA methods, biochemical methods, lipid biology and quantitative immunofluorescence imaging are strongly preferred. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently and productively are required.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0623914. Complete a Candidate Profile on-line; attach a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references. Applicant review will begin on October 5, 2018, and the position will remain open until filled.

For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Casanova, at [email protected] or 434-243-4821. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Wanda Crawford, at 434-243-7254 or [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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Posted: 11/5/2018
Application Due: 1/4/2019
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