Research Associate in Chemistry

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-04-26
Req: R0005631

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who is excited about the opportunity to work in a dynamic and collaborative research environment.   The research associate will participate in collaborative work in the Membrane Biology Center at the University of Virginia, and will be engaged in research directed at the molecular mechanisms that mediate transport in bacterial outer-membranes. 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related discipline is required by the appointment start date.  Effective oral and written communication skills are required.  The candidate must have a strong working knowledge of biochemical and molecular biological laboratory procedures, and should be familiar with Escherichia coli strains, their growth and their physiology.  The candidate must be familiar with the use and labeling of proteins with spin-labels and ideally in live cells, and have expertise in the expression of outer membrane proteins.  The candidate must also have expertise in pulse EPR spectroscopy and analysis of both pulse and continuous wave EPR data to analyze and generate molecular structures.  The successful candidate will be expected to help mentor undergraduates and graduate students in the laboratory.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Apply online at  and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on May 7, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled. 

This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

For questions regarding this position, please contact David Cafiso, Professor, at (434) 924-3067 or
[email protected]

For questions about the application process, please contact Richard Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at [email protected]

For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit and

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: 4/27/2019
Application Due: 6/3/2019
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