Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-07
The Department of Pathology at the University of Virginia seeks to hire a Research Scientist to work in the laboratory of Dr. Chance John Luckey, MD PhD. We are looking for talented and self-motivated individuals who are interested in joining a growing team focused on understanding the molecular regulation of immune memory and the immune responses to transfused red cells in both patients and mice.
Qualified applicants must have either a PhD, MD or MD/PhD. In addition, all candidates should have experience working with experimental mouse models and be comfortable managing many of the day-to-day technical aspects of a modern biological research lab. The successful candidate will supervise and perform both basic and translational research aimed at understanding the basic immunology driving alloimmunization to transfused red cells, and further will combine recently developed transgenic mouse models of red blood alloimmunization with pre-existing genetic gain- and loss- of function mouse models to elucidate the cell and molecular control of RBC alloimmune responses in vivo. Candidates should be capable of designing and carrying out high level, complex research experiments while functioning independently under the general direction of the principal investigator. Candidates should also be comfortable being responsible for oversight of the lab’s animal and biosafety protocols. Experience in managing animal and safety protocols is highly desired. Candidates with experience with a variety of experimental techniques including: in vivo and in vitro cellular and molecular immunology, human immunology and blood cell function, immunohistochemistry and tissue imaging, multi-color flow cytometry are preferred. In addition, candidates with strong writing and communication skills; and a willingness to collaborate and oversee graduate and undergraduate students are preferred.
The University of Virginia is located in beautiful Charlottesville Virginia, a vibrant University town nestled in the foothills of the blue ridge mountains and Shenandoah National Park. Charlottesville is consistently voted as one of the happiest and best places to live in the USA, and the University of Virginia Medical Center and the Luckey Lab provides a strong yet supportive scientific environment in which to further develop your scientific skills.
This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.
Priority application review will begin October 29, 2020, but the position will remain open until filled.
EXTENAL APPLICANTS: please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, and search for requisition # R0018465. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the “Resume” box. The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check.
INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for requisition # R0018465. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the “Resume” box. The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check.
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For further information regarding this position, please contact Chance John Luckey, MD, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.