Research Associate in Cell Biology
Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-08
The Department of Cell Biology at the University of Virginia seeks to hire a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the lab of Dr. Saurabh Kulkarni (Kulkarni-lab.com) 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.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A 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.
This is a one-year restricted appointment; however, appointment may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.
Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2020, but the position will remain open until filled.
EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0018728. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.
INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for requisition # R0018728. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.
For questions about the application, please contact Michelle Williams, Faculty Search Advisor, at email@example.com.
For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Saurabh Kulkarni, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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