Senior Scientist in Chemistry

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-03-30
Req: R0023183

The Department of Chemistry seeks a Senior Scientist to work in Dr. Hsu’s Laboratory. The goal of the Hsu Lab is to apply novel chemical biology approaches to interrogate the function of proteins in vivo.

The qualified candidate will develop pipelines for proteogenomic and chemical proteomic analysis of mass spectrometry datasets, including highly customized workflows for interpretation of chemically-modified amino acids. These datasets will be integrated with knowledge of clinical genomic sequencing data for future precision medicine therapies.

The candidate will be responsible for exploratory data analysis and visualization, implementation of novel algorithms and pipelines described in literature, and writing and maintaining software released by the Hsu lab.

QUALIFICATIONS: A PhD in computer science, physical sciences, biological sciences, or life sciences with demonstrated proficiency in bioinformatics, data analysis, and visualization (R and/or Python) is required by the start date. In addition, the preferred candidate will be familiar with Linux command line and HPC environments. Background in genomics, MS-based proteomics, or network science is a plus. Though all backgrounds will be considered, applicants from other fields but with a strong interest in the scientific topic matter are welcome.

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

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: All applications must be received by April 30, 2021. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

This is a one-year appointment that may be renewed contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

For questions about the position, please contact Ku-Lung Hsu, Associate Professor, at

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

For more information on the benefits available to senior scientists at UVA, visit

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Posted: 3/31/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time