Research Associate of Neuroscience
Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-08-14
The Department of Neuroscience, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, seeks a Research Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow to work on neuron-immune interactions in the context of perinatal brain injury with and without maternal immune activation. The position is in the laboratory of Dr. Chia-Yi Kuan, within the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia.
The Center for Brain Immunology and Glia is highly collaborative with state of the art shared equipment (https://med.virginia.edu/big/). Research topics studied include brain infections and injury, multiple sclerosis, and autism. The University of Virginia is located in picturesque and historical Charlottesville, with outstanding schools, affordable housing, and is less than two hours from Washington, DC, and only an hour away from Richmond, VA.
Postdoctoral employment is temporary and is limited to an individual who has been awarded a PhD or equivalent doctorate within the previous five years and who will be involved in full-time research or scholarship at the University. Employment as a Postdoctoral Research Associate is viewed as training and is preparatory for a full-time academic or research career, is supervised by a senior scholar, and allows the appointee to publish the results of his/her research or scholarship during the training period. Responsibilities can include:
- 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.
Applicant review begins on August 24, 2019, however the position will remain open until filled.
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INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for requisition # R0009457. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).
Education: PhD or MD degree before the start date required.
Experience: A background in Neuroscience and/or Immunology, as well as extensive experience in conducting independent research and supervising research trainees and/or technicians. In addition, the candidates must have first author publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and effective oral and written communication skills. Candidates with experience in small or large animal models of acute brain injury are preferred.
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.