Research Scientist

Job description

Working Title: Research Scientist

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Surgery

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 05-08-2018

Posting Summary:
Dr. Daniel Levin of Pediatric Surgery and Dr. Sean Moore of Pediatric Gastroenterology at the University of Virginia are seeking a postdoctoral cell biologist with an interest in intestinal biology and tissue engineering. This position will work closely with Drs. Levin and Moore, as well as with multiple post-doctoral fellows and research associates in the study of tissue engineered intestine, intestinal stem cell biology and intestinal circadian clocks. Researchers will be expected to dedicate the majority of their time to enteroid and enteric neuron isolation and culture, cellular imaging, preparation of bioabsorbable scaffold, murine husbandry and survival surgery. The position will be expected to work well as part of a large team investigating methods of curing intestinal disorders such as intestinal failure, short bowel syndrome, environmental enteropathy and inflammatory bowel disease.

Qualified candidates must have a PhD; Proficiency and expertise in common cellular biological techniques and laboratory management is mandatory. Knowledge and experience with the 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 0623240. Applicants should attach a cover letter, CV, and a list of three references.

For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Daniel Levin 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 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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