Research Fellow - Pediatric Gastroenterology
Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-04-15
The Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology has an opening for a Research Fellow which will be a tenure ineligible, one year appointment at the Instructor rank. The Research Fellow will support studies of human and murine small intestinal structure and function during pregnancy, lactation, and early childhood. In mice, they will lead studies of gut mucosal morphology, function, and transcription during pregnancy, lacation, suckling, and weaning. In clinical studies, they will assist with regulatory requirements enrollment, consent, and successful execution of transnasal intestinal endomicroscopy protocols planned in cohorts of children from 6 to 24 months, pregnant women, and lactating women.
The candidate should have a medical degree and have completed residency training in Pediatrics. The Research Fellow will be expected to develop expertise in gastrointestinal physiology and murine models of the gastrointestinal tract. Given the highly collaborative nature of the training environment, the candidate will be expected to develop expertise in project management in both preclinical and clinical collaborations. Publication of research is expected, and candidates should have or will acquire experience drafting, editing, and revising manuscripts. The candidate will develop scientific communication skills with the goal of preparing for a career as an independent investigator.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.