Research Associate

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-02
Req: R0024669
The Heysell Lab in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Virginia seek a Research Associate to join the Heysell Lab.
The candidate will join a research focused team with an extensive international research presence, experience working with diverse teams is required.

The successful candidate will develop assays for non-blood matrices to detect and accurately measure anti-tuberculosis drug concentrations for estimation of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics targets. This work will be carried out under direct mentorship of Dr. Heysell and support from current laboratory and research staff. The candidate must be experienced in protocol development as well as implementation. The candidate will be required to attend research meetings with the PEE-TB collaborative study (UVA and Rutgers) and assist with those patient-related study activities as they directly relate to the upcoming supplement to R01 AI137080.

Additionally, the candidate must be able to participate in protocol writing and editing and be able to critically analyze and contribute to the work of others. Experience in training in biological sciences at the doctoral level. The incumbent must have demonstrated analytical skills and well developed verbal and written communication skills.


  • Education: PhD, MD or equivalent in biological sciences or equivalent
  • Proficiency in data analytics techniques with excellent analytical skills


  • Embrace and display the department’s core values of compassion, respect, service excellence and integrity.
  • Culturally competent and able to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Able to be a team player who can work effectively independently and also within a team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

For further information regarding the application process, please contact Greg Haskins at

To apply, please visit the UVA job board, and search for “R0024669” Complete the application and see below for documents to attach.

Required Application Materials:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter that includes a teaching statement and a summary of current research productivity and future research interests
  • Contact information for three references

Please note multiple documents can be submitted in the CV/Resume Box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at the time of offer per University Policy.

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: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 9/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time