Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-04-27
The Beirne B. Carter Immunology Center at the University of Virginia seeks a Post Doctorate Research Associate in the laboratory of Dr. Sarah Ewald. Our lab studies innate immune sensing, chronic inflammation and infection. A self-motivated, team player with excellent analytical skills is desired who will participate in our team’s commitment to supporting diversity within the lab and broader research community.
The individual will work on an R35 funded research project to explore how infection with the pathogen Toxoplasma gondii alters host homeostasis to cause disease. Avenues for exploration include, but are not limited to, neuro-immune regulation of disease and the effect of the inflammatory axis on lipid metabolism and host-commensal microbe interactions. There is ample opportunity to grow research in an independent direction. The research will be conducted in a highly collaborative research environment. A PhD (or equivalent degree) in Cell Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry or a related field is required.
Candidates must have an M.D. or a Ph.D. degree by the start date and have demonstrated expertise in immunology, cell biology, biochemistry or a related field. Experience in cellular immunology, mouse genetics or infection models is ideal. The individual should be self-motivated, highly collaborative, with developed skills in mentoring written and oral communication, design and analysis of experimental questions. Approximately 85% of time will be devoted to experiments, 15% of time will be devoted to participation in lab meetings, mentoring, organization and community seminars.
This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.
Priority review of applications will begin on May 7, 2021, 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 # R0023722. 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 # R0023722. 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.
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For additional information about the position, please contact Sarah Ewald, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.