Research Associate

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-04-11
Req: R0004847
Dr. Karen Hirschi, in the Department of Cell Biology, at the at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, is seeking a Research Associate to work in her laboratory. The Research Associate will study the role of the vasculature in supporting tissue-resident adult stem cells. The work in the laboratory integrates cell and molecular biology with mouse genetic and genomic approaches.

Duties will include investigating the mechanisms by which vascular endothelial cells regulate neural stem cells in the adult brain, and understanding the role of neurovascular intercellular communication in this process. The role of the person holding this position also includes supervision of undergraduate students, advising technicians, as well as the writing of manuscripts. In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

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 years, 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.

Duties will include investigating the mechanisms by which vascular endothelial cells regulate neural stem cells in the adult brain, and understanding the role of neurovascular intercellular communication in this process. The role of the person holding this position also includes supervision of undergraduate students, advising technicians, as well as the writing of manuscripts. In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

TO APPLY:
EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0004847.  Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).
INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for requisition # R0004847.  Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience: Candidates must have a PhD in Cell Biology, Physiology and Pathology, a strong knowledge of gap junctions and neurovascular biology, and expertise in the biology of neural stem cells is highly desirable. The candidates should have extensive experience with high resolution confocal imaging and image quantification, stem cell culture, mouse colony management and stereotactic neurosurgery. The Candidate should be proficient in English, have good writing and oral presentations skills, strong interpersonal skills Candidates will be evaluated on match for the position, research accomplishments, and research trajectory, in addition to other factors.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.


 

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Posted: 4/12/2019
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