Research Scientist in Pharmacology (Abbott Lab)

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-04
Req: R0020520

The Department of Pharmacology, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, seeks a Research Scientist to work in the lab of Dr. Stephen Abbott. The successful candidate will join an NIH-funded project to investigate the neural circuits controlling circulatory function using viral vectors and genetically targeted optogenetic modulation and imaging of neurons.

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates must possess a MD or PhD in Physiology, Neuroscience, or a related field by the start date of the position.
  • 3 Years of previous lab experience
  • At least 2 first-author publications in a peer-reviewed journal
  • Previous experience handling rodents

This position involves designing and conducting research projects, presenting at national/international conferences, and writing manuscripts.

Salary is set according to NIH guidelines.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment per University policy.


PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R0020520". Complete an application online and see below for documents to attach.

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board, “R0020520” complete the application and see below for documents to attach. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box or you can combine them into one PDF.

Complete an application online and attach:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references

***Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box.

Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter,

This position requires frequent walking and standing for prolonged periods on wood or concrete, repetitive motion, frequent use of both hands and use of either hand, independently, frequent fine finger manipulations: keyboarding, and frequent wrist movement: twisting or rotating.

Comfortable handling animals.

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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Job No:
Posted: 1/5/2021
Application Due: 3/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time