Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-19
Req: R0017104

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Virginia is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the Center for Advanced Vision Science whose Director, Dr. Ambati, was a recipient of the 2014 NIH Director's Pioneer Award:

Representative Publications:

The candidate must be a strong communicator who works well in a team setting. Good command of written and spoken English is also essential. The ideal candidate will possess significant basic science knowledge using advanced techniques in one or more fields encompassing molecular biology or bioinformatics, genomics, protein isolation and characterization, Western, IP, 2-DIGE, ELISA, immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy, RNA isolation and characterization, qPCR, oligo-arrays, in vivo imaging, cell culture and transfection.

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Minimum Requirements:

  • PhD, MD, or equivalent degree(s) by start date.
  • One-to-three years of experience in a basic science laboratory, with the ability of unsupervised planning, execution, data collection, and analyses.
  • Computer skills are necessary for data analysis and interpretation with expected proficiency in Windows, Office, AdobeSuite applications, SPSS or other statistical software, and ImageJ.

This position is restricted and limited to a 12-month appointment. Postdoctoral Research Associates are individuals who have been awarded a Ph.D. 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.


Please apply through Workday, and search for “R0017104”. Complete an application online and attach a CV/resume and Cover Letter. Please upload these documents in both the CV/Resume section where multiple documents can be uploaded, as well as in the questionnaire when prompted. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching “Find Jobs” in the top search bar. For questions about the position or application process, please contact Lauren Jackson at

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, 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 or expression, 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: 8/7/2020
Application Due: 11/5/2020
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