Research Scientist and/or Research Associate, Zuo Lab

Job description

Job location: Medical Center (Charlottesville, VA)

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-02
Req: R0024190

The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Virginia seeks motivated postdoctoral Research Associates and/or Research Scientist to conduct research in the laboratory of Dr. Zhiyi Zuo. The Zuo’s lab has two focuses: ischemic brain injury and perioperative neurocognitive disorders. Various animal models are used in the studies of ischemic brain injury. We are interested in determining molecular mechanism for aging and metabolic syndrome to decrease ischemic brain tolerance. Perioperative neurocognitive disorders are common in patients after surgery. How aging and other comorbidities contribute to the development of perioperative neurocognitive disorders is actively studied.

We are looking for postdoctoral Research Associates and/or Research Scientist who have experience in creating ischemic brain models in animals, animal behavior testing, biochemical analyses and imaging analyses. The successful candidates must have a PhD or MD/PhD in neuroscience, genetics, molecular biology or microbiology and are skillful in animal handling. UVA offers a rich collaborative environment for postdoctoral associates.

Review of applications will begin June 23, 2021, this position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

At the Research Associate level this is a 12-month appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

The positions will remain open until filled. The selected applicants will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment per University policy.

For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Zhiyi Zuo at

For questions about the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter, at

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday, and search for R0024190 (Research Scientist) or R0024191 (Research Associate). Complete an application online with the following documents:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for 3 references

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'.

For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit and

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