Post Doctoral Research Associate in Cell Biology

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-03-18
Req: R0018728

The Department of Cell Biology at the University of Virginia seeks to hire a Post Doctoral Research Associate to join the lab of Dr. Saurabh Kulkarni to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms of ciliogenesis and how cilia dysfunction leads to diseases like congenital heart diseases, respiratory complications and hydrocephalus, primarily using Xenopus as a model organism. The lab uses multiple cutting-edge tools like CRISPR gene editing techniques, advanced light and electron microscopy, mechanobiology, RNA-seq and Mass Spectrometry.

Candidates will be encouraged to develop new projects and pursue their curiosity. They are also expected to learn new techniques as a part of their training requirement. The Kulkarni lab is situated in a highly interactive department with new state-of-the-art facilities. The role of the person holding this position also includes supervision of undergraduate students, as well as the writing of manuscripts and grants.


Ph.D. in Evolutionary/ Cell/ Developmental Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics or related field is required by the start date of the appointment. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have expertise in biomechanics or biophysics.


Review of applications is in effect, and will continue until the position is filled. Selected Post Docs must have their completed PhD by the start date. This is a 12-month appointment with the possibility of renewal for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

Please apply through Workday, and search for ‘'Post Doctoral Research Associate in Cell Biology". Complete an application online with the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV/resume
  • Contact information for three references who can comment on your scholarly accomplishments and promise.

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'. The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Saurabh Kulkarni, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology. For questions about the application process, please contact Bethany Case, Academic Recruiter. For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit and

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: 10/9/2020
Application Due: 7/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time