Research Associate

Job description

Job location: Medical Center (Charlottesville, VA)

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-01-07
Req: R0000641
The University of Virginia, Department of Medicine, the Division of Nephrology, is seeking a Post Doc Research Associate to join the laboratory of Dr. Rahul Sharma. The position involves research in the area of Regulatory T Cell biology in kidney diseases and autoimmune diseases The position entails bench research to study the interplay of Treg and auto-reactive T cells, in terms of their homeostasis, effector function and migration/homing to the sites of inflammation. Relevant lab techniques include tissue immunohistochemistry, ELISAs and competition binding assays using animal models.

The candidate is expected to maintain detailed experimental records, have experience in data analysis, scientific writing and presentation. Software experience with excel, powerpoint and GraphPad Prism is preferred. The candidate is expected to participate in journal clubs and lab meetings, as well as abstract submission to national Nephrology meetings.

To apply please complete an online application, attach a CV, Cover letter and contact for three references.

For more information please contact Dr. Rahul Sharma at [email protected]

Postdoctoral employment is temporary and is normally limited to an individual who has been awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within the previous five years1 and who will be involved in full-time research or scholarship at the University. Employment as a Postdoctoral Research Associate is viewed as training and is preparatory for a full-time academic or research career, is supervised by a senior scholar, and allows the appointee to publish the results of his/her research or scholarship during the training period.

  • Full-time research or scholarship at the University.
  • Preparatory for a full-time academic or research career
  • Supervised by a senior scholar, and allows the appointee to publish the results of his/her research or scholarship
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


The ideal candidate should have completed doctoral studies and possess an understanding of immune mechanisms and T-Cell activation.  The candidate must have a working knowledge of molecular, cell biological and immunological methods and in vivo models used in our studies.


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.


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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