Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-04-25
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Associate to work in the laboratory of Dr. Shayn Peirce-Cottler to perform agent-based modeling and image analysis of retinal tissue to understand mechanisms of altered pericyte migration in diabetes. The Research Associate will be expected to plan experiments, conduct experiments, analyze data (both newly collected and retrospectively collected), and develop new computational modeling and analytical statistical methods.
Candidates must hold a PhD in Biomedical Engineering by the start date. Candidates must also be able to program in Matlab and Netlogo or Repast (Java), perform microsurgeries in pre-clinical models of disease, use a confocal microscope to acquire images, and perform immunohistochemistry and other standard molecular biology techniques.
To apply, visit https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and search for R0005361 Research Associate. Please attach a CV, cover letter, contact information for three references, and a statement of Research Interest to your application. Incomplete applications will not receive full consideration.
The position will remain open until filled.
- 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.
Education: Doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering by hire date
Experience: Four years of experience in microvascular growth and remodeling. Must be able to perform microsurgeries in pre-clinical models of disease, use a confocal microscope to acquire images, and perform immunohistochemistry and other standard molecular biology techniques.
Software: Candidates must be able to program in MATLAB and Netlogo or Repast (Java)
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.