Job location: Medical Center (Charlottesville, VA) Employment Type:
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The Department of Cell Biology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine seek exceptional candidates for an Open Rank Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Cell Biology position on the Academic Investigator track. This is a tenure-eligible, Independent Investigator faculty position dedicated to the University of Virginia's teaching and research missions. Rank is commensurate with experience and level of accomplishment.
Successful candidates will be expected to lead an extramurally funded research program focused on addressing fundamental mechanisms of cellular and developmental biology using cutting-edge approaches such as advanced live-cell and embryo imaging, gene-editing and genome-level bioinformatic analyses. The candidate will also be expected to be a collaborating member of the emerging Developmental Genomics Center at UVA that focuses on defining the genetic defects underlying pediatric patients with developmental disorders. Preference will be given to candidates who have served as Principal Investigator on NIH K99/R00, R01 or equivalent extramural grants. Candidates will be expected to participate in the teaching of medical and/or graduate students, and the mentorship of pre-doctoral trainees.
The University of Virginia, established in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, is recognized annually as one of the nation's top public institutions and the University of Virginia Medical Center is listed as one of America's Top Hospitals. Charlottesville is located in central Virginia, 110 miles from Washington, DC and 70 miles from Richmond. It has been recognized as one of America's top cities to live, raise a family, conduct business, and retire. It has also been recognized as one of America's Top Green Cities. Located near the Blue Ridge Mountains it is popular with outdoor enthusiasts with extensive opportunity for hiking, running, cycling, tennis, golf and skiing.
Education: PhD is required.
Experience: A minimum of three year' postdoctoral or equivalent research experience in cell and developmental biology is required. Position requires a history of research publications and demonstrable, strong commitment to education and scholarship.
This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.
The position will remain open until filled.
External Applicants: please apply through Workday. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, a research statement and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the “Resume” box. The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check.
Internal Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, a research statement and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the “Resume” box. The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check.
For additional information regarding the position, please contact Dr. Karen Hirschi, Professor of Cell Biology.
For further information regarding the application process, please contact Margaret Weeks, Academic Recruiter.
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