Research Scientist

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-01-07
Req: R0000944
The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia is seeking a Research Scientist to work in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Engel, incoming Director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

The successful candidate will serve as leader of day-to-day laboratory operations, provide scientific and technical guidance on experimental design, conduct and interpretation and also perform studies needed to advance the missions of our research program. This is a leadership position within the Engel lab, and the successful candidate will serve as the principle investigator's scientific partner. They should possess strong organizational skills to enable the administrative, regulatory and operational needs of the lab. They should also possess excellent verbal and written communication skills to facilitate our training mission and to contribute to preparation of research proposals and manuscripts.

Please attach your curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to your application.

For questions regarding this position, contact Greg Haskins at [email protected]

The position will remain open until filled.

  • Research - The research component of an assistant professor position normally includes scholarly publication, attending academic conferences and obtaining grants. More senior scholars often take leadership roles in scholarly associations and act as editors, board members and referees for grant-giving organizations, academic presses and scholarly journals.
  • Service- - University service involves membership in departmental, college-level and university committees, attending departmental meetings, student recruitment and processing routine paperwork such as filling out reports, answering email, participating in surveys and voting in university elections.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


Education: PhD in the Biosciences or an MD with a research emphasis is required at the time of hire

Experience: The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience with transplantation, xenotransplantation and genetically engineered mouse models of leukemia. Experience with ex vivo manipulation of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells, functional analyses in vitro and in vivo and characterization of the molecular features of these cells (DNA/RNA/Protein) is essential. Likewise, experience with retro- and lenti-viral production and transduction, RNAi-based strategies for post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression and CRISPR/Cas9 techiques are required. Further experience with in vitro and in vivo drug studies is highly desirable. Moreover, extensive experience with modern techniques in molecular biology and biochemistry are expected, and an ability to conduct genome-, transcriptome- and proteome-wide data analysis is strongly preferred.

Licensure: None

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 2/26/2019
Application Due: 4/27/2019
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