Research Associate in Pharmacology (Desai Lab)
Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-04-25
The Department of Pharmacology at the University of Virginia seeks multiple postdoctoral Research Associates to conduct research in the laboratory of Dr. Bimal Desai. The long-term goal of the Desai lab is to understand the role of electrical signals at the crossroads of host defense, inflammation and tissue homeostasis. Current projects in the Desai lab focus on defining the ion channel-mediated electrical signals controlling; (1) cell autonomous immune responses; (2) the contextual programming of tissue-resident myeloid cells; (3) microglial functions during neurodegeneration and acute brain injury. Details about the lab research interests and recent publications can be found here:
Applicants must have a PhD in the physical or biological sciences, or an M.D. degree with 4-5 years of research experience. The candidates are expected to have a genuine enthusiasm for scientific research, a basic grasp of physical sciences, an inclination to work productively in teams and a respect for viewpoint diversity. Preference will be given to candidates with a conceptual grounding in physiology, immunology or neuroscience. Technical expertise in one these specialties is also highly sought: patch clamp electrophysiology, chemical biology, live cell imaging or molecular biology. Exceptional candidates seeking to transition from physical sciences into biomedical sciences will be considered based on their skillsets and motivating goals.
EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0005223. 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 # R0005223. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).
For information related to this posting, please contact Dr. Bimal Desai, at [email protected] . For information related to the application process please contact Jolene Kidd at [email protected] or 434-924-1920.
Education: Doctoral degree
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.