Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-19
Req: R0020977

The Department of Pharmacology, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology position (on the Research Track). Responsibilities include overseeing a research program that utilizes sophisticated molecular and electrophysiological tools to examine brainstem mechanisms underlying control of the cardiorespiratory systems in rodents. The applicant should have experience in: patch clamp recording from neurons in acute and cultured brainstem slices; single cell and nuclei sequencing; virus design, production and injection into discrete brain nuclei; molecular histochemistry; and analysis of respiratory or blood pressure parameters in anesthetized and awake rodents. The successful candidate is expected to develop and direct research projects, submit research proposals to funding agencies, present experimental findings during lab meetings and at national conferences, and publish the results in peer-reviewed journals.

Candidates must have an MD or PhD or equivalent, and more than four years of research experience in a related field with publications.


PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for "R0020978". Complete an application online and see below for documents to attach.

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board, "R0020978" complete the application and see below for documents to attach.

  • A curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for three references (references will only be contacted for those that are short listed).

Review of applications will begin on February 10, 2021 and the position is open until filled. For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter at

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Posted: 1/20/2021
Application Due: 4/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time