Research Associate in Chemical Engineering

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-20
Req: R0021365

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia is seeking a Research Associate in the lab of Professor Giorgio Carta.

The successful candidate will perform studies aimed at understanding (a) the structure of novel chromatography media and (b) the mechanisms of adsorption equilibrium and transport of proteins and other biomolecules in these materials using a combination of experimental measurements and mechanistic modeling. Requirements for the position include strong background in preparative chromatography, familiarity with techniques used to measure biomolecule adsorption equilibrium and kinetics, and ability to program in MatLab. The candidate will work with current graduate students, collect data using a variety of macroscopic and microscopic tools, analyze and interpret experimental results, implement mechanistic modeling in a MatLab setting, and write manuscripts.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or related field is required by the start date. Experience in protein chromatography is required and mechanistic modeling is preferred. Experience with advanced microscopy techniques and MatLab is preferred.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at and attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on February 20, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for an additional one year, contingent upon satisfactory performance.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Giorgio Carta, Professor, at .

For questions about the application process, please contact Richard Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at

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: 1/22/2021
Application Due: 4/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time