Senior Research Scientist
Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-07-30
The Department of Pathology, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, is seeking a Senior Research Scientist to work in the laboratory of Dr. James Zimring, PhD, located within the Beirne B. Carter Center for Immunology Research. Dr. Zimring’s lab has a large focus on immunology in models of transfusion and transplantation, including autoimmunity. This position is responsible for independent research under the direct mentorship of Dr. Zimring, using a variety of techniques including flow cytometry, PCR, Western blotting and /or recombinant DNA work. Experience with these techniques will be an advantage; however, more important is an active and inquisitive mind that is self-motivated and willing to learn new theory, techniques and approaches.
The incumbent will provide scientific and technical guidance on experimental design, conduct and interpretation and perform studies to advance the missions of our research program. In addition to driving research under Dr. James Zimring’s guidance, the position responsibilities will include contributing to writing of papers as well as serving as a supervisor to other lab staff and serving in a mentoring role to students and/or trainees. The successful Candidate will be part of a collegial and productive research team focusing on areas of research; in particular, diseases of the blood involving oxidative stress biology and alloimmune response to transfusion and bone marrow transplantation.
The lab functions as a team effort and only those who are willing to actively engage with a group of scientists as a productive team player will function well in this position. Intellectual engagement is required as well; those seeking to know, grow, understand and learn will be best suited to this position
Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in Biology, Biochemistry, or related area.
EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0008860. 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 # R0008860. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).
For questions regarding the application process, please contact Michelle Williams, Faculty Search Advisor, at [email protected]
Education: Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in Biology, Biochemistry or related area.
Experience: Experience using a variety of techniques including flow cytometry, PCR, Western blotting and /or recombinant DNA work is preferred. This position requires an individual with an active and inquisitive mind that is self-motivated and willing to learn new theory, techniques, and approaches.
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.